The Recreation Department Has Gone Virtual!
Whether you’re at home or social distancing on one of Burnsville’s numerous trails we are here to bring fun your way! Staff are planning a variety of activities you can do from home or safely out in the community.
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|Burnsville AnyWay 5K|
Let’s get moving, Burnsville! Run, walk, roll or stroll 3.1 miles whenever, wherever and however you choose (the full 5K must be completed in one session). Get outside and explore the Burnsville’s beautiful trails or log the miles in the comfort of your own home! Once you complete the 5K, submit a screenshot of your distance from a tracking app to claim your Burnsville AnyWay 5K t-shirt!
*Please remember to practice social distancing guidelines if you choose to run outside
Suggested free, easy-to-use apps for tracking your distance:
Drive-Thru for a Difference
Drive on over to meet some of Burnsville’s superheroes from the Police, Fire and Public Works Departments! Check out Police cars, Fire trucks, the Mobile Command Center, the Crime Scene Unit vehicle, a Snow Plow and more during this reverse-style parade. Get your photos taken with the Police and Fire mascots, Sparky & Starsky! Non-perishable food items will be collected and donated to ISD 191 to be distributed to Burnsville residents in need. You are also invited to dress up as your favorite superhero for Spirit Saturday!
*Participants will be required to remain in their vehicles throughout this event.
|April 15||Virtual ParkFinder Contest|
Get to know the Burnsville parks through our virtual ParkFinder web application! This GIS-based application allows you to view all 76 parks throughout Burnsville and find out what each park has to offer. Users can filter between specific activities they are looking for or certain amenities they are interested in.
Note: the ParkFinder application works best on computer or tablet but can be accessed on a phone as well.
There will be a prize drawing for a gift card to a local business. All you have to do to be submitted into the drawing is open up the ParkFinder, explore at least five different parks, then answer three simple questions:
1. Which three parks in Burnsville have a fishing dock?
2. What are the names of the three Summer hiking/natural trails at Alimagnet Park? Find out trail details by clicking on them!
3. Now that you are aware of this new tool, what is your favorite feature of the ParkFinder?
Contest ends on April 29 at 4:30 p.m. A winner will be chosen at random from correct submissions.
|April 22||Nature Bingo |
Heading outside with the kids? Check out our Burnsville Nature Bingo sheet to take along and see if you can get a BINGO while exploring our parks and trails!
|April 29||Rudy Kraemer Self-Guided Tour|
Visit the Rudy Kraemer Nature Preserve and take a self-guided tour around the trails. Make your way through some, or all, of the eight stops to learn about local nature.
|May 6||Geocaching with Natural Resources|
Get out and explore parts of the community you haven’t been to before! Geocaching is a fun, real-world, outdoor treasure hunting game using GPS-enabled devices such as your phone.
Once you find the container, you can sign the logbook if you’d like and put it back where you found it.
To reduce your germ exposure, make sure to wear gloves if you open the cache and thoroughly wash your hands after you’re finished geocaching.
Show your Spirit Saturday
|April 18||Jersey Day|
Join the Recreation Department on Saturday by grabbing your favorite jersey out of the closet and show your team spirit all day! Whether it’s a Vikings, Twins, or any team you’re a fan of, we would love to see your spirit!
|April 25||Hat Day|
Join the Recreation Department on Saturday by wearing your favorite hat! Is it a baseball hat, sun hat, fedora or maybe you have a silly hat you love to wear.
|May 2||Burnsville Spirit Day|
Show us your Burnsville spirit! Let’s see your Blaze clothes or dress in black & gold today. We want to see how much you love Burnsville.
|May 9||Silly Sock Day|
Pull out your silliest socks today! Do they have stripes, polka dots, or another fun pattern? Maybe you’ll choose a mismatched pair!
|May 16||Superhero Day|
|May 23||Beach Day|
|May 30||Dress-up Day|
Rockin’ Lunch Hour
Our popular summer mini-concerts are making their virtual debut this spring from noon to 12:30 p.m.! Watch each show on our Facebook page.
Thursday, April 23 - The Bazillions
Thursday, April 30 - Bob the Beachcomber
Thursday, May 7 - Kidsdance