Parks & Recreation

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Inver Grove Heights Parks & Recreation Department provides the community with a variety of sports and recreational programs for all ages, as well as numerous special events and outings.

We also oversee and maintain 28 parks with scenic views, miles of paved and unpaved trails, and many amenities including playgrounds, fishing piers, sledding hills, outdoor rinks, warming houses and pavilions, parking, restrooms, BBQ pits, Disc Golf Course, Off-leash Dog areas and much more. View our parks and their locations and amenities on our sidebar.

Safety: We care deeply about the safety of our IGH community members and visitors. We and our vendors follow several guidelines and regulations (ASTM, CSPC and ADA safety and accessibility standards) when building amenities in our parks, including our playgrounds. Learn more.

Accessibility: Our goal is to make it possible for everyone, including persons with disabilities, to take advantage of the park system and its offerings. 

We strive to make the parks available for everyone with accessible facilities and the availability of adaptive equipment. Please call 651-450-2585 to request special services.

Publications and Registration

Job Opportunities

  • Visit the Job Postings page to view current opportunities (full-time, part-time, seasonal)


  1. Presidents Day Weekend Hours 2020 - social media

    Come Splash, Dunk, Skate or Work Out this Presidents Day Weekend at the VMCC

    Feeling the effects of Cabin Fever? We have the cure! The VMCC is open this holiday weekend and have all great activities to get you out of the house and cold. Check out our Fitness Center, Water Park, Lap Pool, Ice Arenas and Gymnasium. Read on...
  2. Lap Pool and Dive Well Closure Winter-Spring 2020 social media - Final

    VMCC Lap Pool & Dive Well Closure Feb. 29-April 3

    The closure will be from 9 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 29 through Friday, April 3. The Lap Pool and Dive Well will reopen 6 a.m. Saturday, April 4. The Water Park and Hot Tub will remain open. Read on...
  3. Winter - Things to do in the Parks - Social Media Graphic - FINAL

    Get outdoors this winter – IGH Parks offer many great activities!

    It's officially winter and our many parks offer great cold weather activities to get you outside this winter and keep that cabin fever at bay, including: Read on...
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  1. Eric Carlson

    Parks and Recreation Director

  2. Julie Dorshak

    Recreation Superintendent

  3. Brian Swoboda

    Parks Superintendent

  4. Tammy Abrahamson

    Guest Services Supervisor

  5. Todd Fredrickson

    Operations and Maintenance Supervisor

  6. Judy Wonick

    Office Support
    Phone: 651-450-2585

  7. Matt Moynihan

    Golf Course Clubhouse Superintendent

  8. Joel Metz

    Golf Course Superintendent