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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Photo Contests

Fall Photo Contest

Head outside to explore the beautiful fall season in Burnsville’s parks as part of the Parks Scavenger Hunt –Fall Edition! Get outside and enjoy all that Burnsville parks have to offer during this scenic time of year. Choose two of the parks listed below and take a selfie in front of one of the amenities at each location. Winners receive will gift cards to Burnsville restaurants. 

AlimagnetNeillSue Fischer
CedarbridgeNicollet Commons ParkSunset Pond
Cliff FenNorth River HillsTerrace Oaks East
Crystal BeachPaha SapaTerrace Oaks West
Crystal Lake WestRed OakVista View
Lac LavonRudy KraemerWolk

Date: October 1-31

Cost: Free

Photo submission deadline: Saturday October 31

View Contest Details and submit photos at

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

Pumpkin Carving Contest 

Halloween is approaching and that means its time to carve some pumpkins! Submit a photo of your best pumpkin carving to for your chance to win a gift card to local businesses.  

Date: Monday, October 12- Monday, October 26

Cost: Free

Special Events

Halloween Fest on the Go

Boys and ghouls all of ages are invited to this family- friendly event that includes a drive-thru illuminated trick-or-treat trail. 

Ages: All ages-costumes encouraged!

*New Location * Lac Lavon Park, 15501 Lac Lavon Drive 

Date: Friday, October 30

Time: 5:30-7 pm (session one), 7-8:30 pm (session two)

Cost: $10 per vehicle

Pre-registration Is required at         

Grandparents and Me Pop Up Party 

Drive through Neill Park where Recreation staff will greet you with a bag full of goodies to show your appreciation for your grandparents. Goodie bags will include coloring pages, activities and letters to send your grandparents. 

Ages: 5-10

Neill Park, 13501 Upton Avenue

Date: Tuesday, November 17

Time: 4:30-5:30 pm or while supplies last

Cost: Free