About Parks & Recreation

Department Mission

To develop, promote, collaborate and deliver leisure programs and facilities that target the leisure service needs of the Apple Valley community.  The course of the leisure services offerings are in direct response to and align with our community interests. 

To accomplish this mission, the following goals have been established:

  • Provide quality customer service
  • Hire, train, and maintain professional, respectful, competent, and responsive staff who attend to the needs of customers
  • Practice fiscal responsibility
  • Promote and elevate how the Apple Valley Parks and Recreation Department enhances the quality of life for our residents
  • Provide and promote diverse recreational opportunities, services, facilities and trails that further enrich the quality of life for our residents

Current City Newsletter

  1. November 4, 2021 Parks and Rec Advisory Video

  2. Join Us For Mid-Winter Fest on Saturday, Feb. 5

    Apple Valley's annual Mid-Winter Fest celebration is Saturday, Feb. 5. Join us for a fun-filled day of activities for all ages! Learn more...
  3. Register for the Mid-Winter Fest Bean Bag Toss Tournament

    New tournament brackets start on the hour from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. on Feb 5. Read on...
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