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Senior Programs
These great programs are offered to adults ages 62+.
Come with family or friends or come on your own and make new friends!

Register online or call the Recreation Department at 952-895-4500.
Many of these programs fill quickly so register today!

Discover additional upcoming events in the Recreation Times magazine or on the Recreation Department's online calendar.  Be sure to check out the recreation offerings for adults, youth, and families.

Senior Programs

Behind the Badge: This day-long event features presentations by the Burnsville Police and Fire Departments.
Participants learn about scams and internet safety, fire safety, forensics, tour Police and Fire vehicles, meet Burnsville’s Police K-9s and more. Lunch and other refreshments are provided free of charge. Registration required. Held in October.

Landscaping for Clean Water Workshops: The Dakota County Soil and Watershed Conversation District holds free workshops each spring for Dakota County residents to learn about raingardens, native gardens and other beautiful, water-saving practices. Burnsville's workshops are coordinated by the Natural Resources Department.

Chocolate & Hearts: How Sweet It Is: A 62+ Event Filled with Music, Chocolate and Fun! Treat yourself (or someone special) to something more than just a greeting card. At this celebration, your heart may melt, but the chocolate buffet certainly will not. This celebration includes hors d’oeuvres and a chocolate buffet, games, entertainment and more! Registration required. Held in February.

Nature WalkNature Walks: Nature walks are held several times each year at various parks in Burnsville. Natural Resources specialists lead the walks and help participants identify local wildlife and plant life. Comfortable shoes and binoculars are encouraged.
  • 2016 Nature Walks
    • Intro to Bird Watching held at Rudy Kraemer Nature Preserve. Held in June.
    • Nature Walk at Sunset Pond. Held in July.
    • Walking Groups sponsored by Dakota County Public Health. Held in the fall.

I Love Burnsville 5K: This race takes place during I Love Burnsville Week. The race begins and ends in Nicollet Commons Park and awards will be presented in multiple categories. Open to all ages.

Native Plant Market: Help birds, butterflies and bees by growing native plants! Native wildflowers, ferns and grasses will be on sale from multiple vendors. The sale is open to residents and non-residents. The sale is coordinated by the Natural Resources Department.

: Pickleball is a great sport for people of all ages. It is a racquet sport that combines elements of badminton, tennis and table tennis.

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle! Participants are invited to learn the history of recycling and what's recyclable in the modern world. The event will include fun ways to reuse items for the sake of art. Held in April.

Senior Health & Fitness Day: Take part in an active, educational and entertaining day celebrating fitness for older adults in May. This annual event features activities, demonstrations, nutrition information, entertainment and lunch in Nicollet Commons Park.

Spring Aging and Wellness Expo: This event showcases a comprehensive collection of senior services. Older adults and caregivers are welcome to attend. Sponsored by the Elder Resource Association South of the River. Held in April. View the Recreation Times for details. No registration required.

Spring Break Beach Party: Grandparents and parents looking for something fun to do with the kids during spring break are invited to Burnsville's first "Spring Break Beach Party." Enjoy games, open gym, arts, crafts and snacks. "Bob the Beachcomber" will perform. Held in March.

Tree Sale: The City's annual spring sale for Burnsville residents features a variety of root trees. The sale is coordinated by the Forestry Department.

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