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. 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..
  2. Apple Valley Park Playgrounds Closed

    Apple Valley Park Playgrounds are Closed. Read on...
  3. City Parks & Recreation Facilities Closed

    As of March 13, 2020, all City Parks and Recreation facilities will be closed to the general public for a period of time. Read on...
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