The Recreation Department is Ready for Fun!

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. 

Stay up-to-date on Burnsville’s response to COVID-19

Special Events

Snowglobe on a bed of snow. Inside the snowglobe is a small statue of a polar bear and text written Polar Fest

Get ready to have some fun! Details are still being finalized as we navigate current COVID-19 guidelines and plan for a day of fun!

Date: Saturday, Feb. 13

Location: Neill Park, 13501 Upton Ave S

Time: Afternoon activities and evening fun, specifics will be announced in the coming days

Watch for additional details soon!

Outdoor FUN

Winter Nature Bingo - Get Your Bingo Card Here!

Looking to safely get outside and out of the house this Winter? Check out Burnsville’s Nature Bingo – Winter edition card and see if you can get a BINGO while exploring our parks and trails! There are no prizes or check-ins for this activity, just something fun to take with you while you explore Burnsville! Stay safe, have fun and share your adventures with us on Facebook or Twitter with #YouBelonginBville!

*While practicing details in this contest, please practice appropriate social distancing and be safe while outside. 

Youth Ice Fishing 

Minnesota Trout Unlimited will be coming out to Lac Lavon Lake to teach youth anglers the art of ice fishing. Please make sure to dress for the weather and wear your mask. All equipment will be provided. 

Dates: Saturdays, Jan. 9, Jan. 23, Feb. 13, Feb. 20

Cost: $10

Register for Youth Ice Fishing

Outdoor Skating

All of the 13 outdoor skating rinks will be flooded beginning Saturday, Dec.19, weather pending. Due to the recent warm weather, we do not anticipate the rink condition being ready for skaters until the end of December. Warming houses are closed through Jan. 11 and their reopening will be reevaluated at that time. Please be aware that hours for each warming house may vary and COVID-19 guidelines will apply. Benches and outdoor restrooms will be provided at each site. 

Neill sledding hill will also be available once we get significant snowfall. 

Visit our Outdoor Rinks page for details on rink locations, conditions and lighting.

Check out our Adult Rec Leagues and Winter Golf Event for additional fun to kick off the new year!