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 Parks and Recreation Brochure

  1. Freedom Days Celebration 2020 Canceled Due to COVID-19 Emergency

    The City and the Freedom Days Committee have determined that it is unlikely that the COVID-19 situation will have improved sufficiently by early July to allow large crowds to safely gather at parades or other events Read on about Freedom Days
  2. Please Adhere to Social Distancing When Using the Park System

    Executive Order 20-20 allows people to go to available public parks, but also to be consistent with remaining at least six feet apart from individuals from other households. Read on about park use..
  3. Freedom Days Celebration 2020 Canceled Due to COVID-19 Emergency

    The City and the Freedom Days Committee have determined that it is unlikely that the COVID-19 situation will have improved sufficiently by early July to allow large crowds to safely gather at parades or other events Read on...
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