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By EVHA, 10/03/22, 2:00PM CDT


City plan options includes removing Hayes Ice

EVHA Families,

The City of Apple Valley is seeking feedback on the changes residents would like to see at our city parks and recreation locations.

We'd like to call to your attention to one of the options under strong consideration, which includes removing ice from Hayes Arena.  Hayes would become an indoor court/field building.

Removing ice from Hayes would have significant, negative impact on hockey and our ability to schedule ice at reasonable times.  We are already pressed to have practices later in the evening on weeknights due to ice availability.

As an association, we prefer Option 1, where additional investments would be made to Hayes thereby making it a better "home" arena for Eastview Hockey (both youth and High School)

We encourage you to review the options being presented (specifically facilities options 1 and 2 as they relate to Hayes) and comment on your preference to keep Hayes an ice facility. To do this, drag the "make a comment" icon to the hayes location and type in your comment here:  Apple Valley Park Master Plans | Social Pinpoint (

We also encourage you to attend an upcoming, City hosted open house to share your opinion in support of Hayes. Virtual and in-person options are available (see below).

Thank you for helping make Hayes remain the home of Eastview Hockey for years to come!

EVHA Leadership

Draft Concepts Created for Park and Recreational Facilities

We received great feedback through the public meetings we held and the emails we received. From this feedback, we have developed multiple, community-driven concept plans. How did we do? We’re asking the community to review and comment on park masterplan and recreational facility upgrade concepts. 


Please Share Your Comments

Follow this link to review and provide your thoughts about each concept through October 2022. Your feedback will be used to develop a single concept for each park and recreational facility.


Public Open Houses

We’re excited to share improvement ideas for several of our City parks and recreational facilities. You’re invited to join us for an open house where project staff will be available to answer questions about the draft concept plans that showcase ideas for park and recreational facility upgrades. See the schedule below.



Monday, October 3, 2022; 6-7 PM
Location: Apple Valley Community Center, 14603 Hayes Rd, Apple Valley


Tuesday, October 4, 2022; 6-7 PM
Location: Apple Valley Municipal Center, 7100 147th St W, Apple Valley


Wednesday, October 5, 2022; 3-4 PM CST
Meeting Link:
Join from your computer, tablet or smartphone. Install the meeting app here.


Wednesday, October 5, 2022; 6-7 PM CST
Meeting Link:
Join from your computer, tablet or smartphone. Install the meeting app here.


No Current Referendum Actions

At this point in the process, we want residents to know we are still gathering feedback and gauging community interest in a parks bond referendum. The City Council hasn’t decided what may or may not be a part of a referendum — or even if we will have a referendum. More information about Phase 3 and 4 of the planning process can be found on the website.


City of Apple Valley

Facilities Option 1 - Hayes Arena (EVHA PREFERRED)

Potential building improvements include a new front lobby addition with a large, heated entry and lobby, concessions, and new restrooms; new dedicated varsity team rooms with restroom and shower facilities; renovated youth team rooms; a new referee room; a new ice resurfacer room; and a refrigeration room with new refrigeration system and floor. Bleacher seating would also be expanded as part of the improvements.

  1. Refrigeration Room
  2. Ice Resurfacer Room
  3. Mechanical Room
  4. Varsity Team Room
  5. Toilets/Showers
  6. Youth Team Room
  7. Concessions and Concessions Storage
  8. Expanded Lobby
  9. Offices
  10. Referee Room and Storage Room
  11. Expanded Bleachers
  12. New Ice Sheet

Facilities Option 2 - Hayes Arena - NO MORE ICE 

In this option, the existing ice arena is converted into a new, multi-purpose, indoor recreational facility. Improvements include a new entry, lobby, concessions, and offices with a crash space for sports teams. A large storage room, new referee rooms, and a multisport playing surface to accommodate the needs of basketball, volleyball, pickleball, badminton, and other indoor activities are also included.

  1. Fieldhouse with Multi-purpose Courts
  2. Storage
  3. Training Room
  4. Lobby
  5. Crash Space for Teams
  6. Concessions and Storage
  7. Offices
  8. Referee Rooms