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Posted on: May 16, 2019

New IGH Off-leash Dog Park Grand Opening Event set for June 11; 5-7 p.m.

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Join us! New IGH Off-leash Dog Park Grand Opening Event set for June 11; 5-7 p.m.

First park of its kind for the City; Formal “leash-cutting” ceremony at 5:30 p.m.

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The City of Inver Grove Heights Parks & Recreation Department will be opening the City’s first Off-leash Dog Park, located at the City’s new Heritage Village Park. Residents and visitors are invited to attend the grand opening and bring their canine companion!

When: Tuesday, June 11
Time: 5-7 p.m.
A formal “leash-cutting” ceremony will begin at 5:30 p.m., with remarks from Mayor George Tourville and key groups involved in the development of this new dog park
Where: Heritage Village Park, 4321 65th Street, Inver Grove Heights, MN 55077

Grand Opening Activities

The event will have several additional activities available for attendees, including:

  • IGH Police Department K9 Demonstration at 5:45 p.m.
  • Rabies Vaccination Clinic provided by Inver Grove Animal Hospital ($15/dog)
  • Purchase IGH Dog Park Passes
  • Local Canine Friendly Vendors, including animal rescue organizations, gourmet treats for dogs, dog masseuses and local pet supply stores
  • Pup Photo Booth
  • Free Hot Dog meals by Hometown Meats (while supplies last)
  • Door Prizes!

Dog Park Requirements

With the updated City Ordinances, as of May 1, 2019, dogs are no longer required to be licensed in the City of Inver Grove Heights. However, dogs must have their rabies vaccinations up to date. And those who plan to have their dog take a first tail-wag through the off-leash area will be required to have a Dog Park Pass. Dog Park Passes are available now to purchase in-person at the IGH Parks & Recreation Office, 8150 Barbara Ave. E., Inver Grove Heights, MN 55077, or online: Participants at the Grand Opening event will also be able to get their dogs vaccinated for $15/dog and purchase a Dog Park Pass.

Passes for the first dog will cost $20 for residents and $30 for non-residents. For a second dog, an additional charge of $15 for residents and $25 for non-residents. Proof of rabies vaccination for each dog must be provided (copy of rabies vaccination certificate) in order to purchase a Dog Park Pass.

Dog Park Passes will become effective on the evening of the Grand Opening and will require renewal annually. The park and off-leash dog area are CLOSED until the grand opening event.

All the rules of the Dog Park can be found in-person at the park, as well as on the City’s website.

In case of inclement weather, the rain out date for this event is Thursday, June 13 from 5-7 p.m. Call the IGH Parks & Recreation Weather Line for up to date event information at 651-450-2595.

We would like to extend a special thank you to the Friends of the IGH Dog Park for their involvement in developing this new off-leash dog park and their sponsorship of this event.

For more information the new Heritage Village Park and grand opening event for the Dog Park, visit

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