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How the Program Works
Residents, community groups, churches or businesses pick up litter for their "adopted" park multiple times each year during the months of April through September.
The City asks that the Adopt-A-Park group agrees to a minimum three-year commitment.
Requested Clean-Up Schedule
April and May: Once a Month
June, July and August: Twice a Month
September: Once a Month
Clean-ups are especially important in early spring after the snow melts, and in the fall before it snows.
The City can help choose a park to adopt. Program participants under the age of 18 must have an adult supervising the adoption and clean-up events.
What to Expect on Clean-Up Day
It’s important to spend time planning your clean-up events. Here are some helpful tips to make the day efficient and fun for all participants:
Arrange to pick up trash bags at Burnsville Maintenance Facility (13713 Frontier Court) prior to your clean-up.
If you have a group, consider assigning work teams and leaders.
Many groups find it better to carpool to the park to avoid vehicles parked on the street.
Estimate the amount of time for your park clean-up and agree on a meeting place before and after work is done.
Arrange for pickup of filled trash bags prior to, or right after your clean-up events by contacting the Burnsville Maintenance Facility.
To Adopt-a-Park please contact Tammi Carte at
or by email at
Why Get Involved
Litter is unsightly. It destroys the natural aesthetics of our beautiful parks and city. A litter-free community is inviting to visitors, residents and businesses. Keeping these areas clean could not be done without the generous efforts of volunteers.
Litter is also expensive. The City hires seasonal workers to empty trash cans and pick up litter year-round. Volunteers help save tax dollars, and get a sense of pride for keeping parks and the community clean.
Parks Available for Adoption:
Country Club Park
Forest Heights Park
Keller Lake Park
Knob Hill Park
Kraemer Nature Preserve
Minnesota River Front Park
Oak Leaf West Park
Orchard Gardens Park
Paha Sapa Park
Red Oak Park
Red Oak Disc Golf
Rolling Meadows Acres Park
Twin Lakes Park
Valley Highlands Park
West Buck Hill Park
Woods Lane Trail Park
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