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. Parks Bond Referendum Community Feedback

    Now through September 2022, the City is asking residents to share what changes they want to see in Apple Valley’s park and recreation system. This feedback will be used for future planning. Learn more...
  2. Skate Park Open House with Zombie Board Shop

    Join Apple Valley Parks and Recreation and Zombie Boardshop for a FREE open house at the Apple Valley Skate Park! Enjoy music, contests, beverages, snacks, and giveaways. Read on...
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