Enjoy our beautiful parks or hit the slopes at Buck Hill. But try to take some time to visit the Mississippi National River and Recreation Area in the middle of a bustling urban setting, this 72 mile river park offers quiet stretches for fishing, boating and canoeing. Other spots are excellent for birdwatching, bicycling and hiking.

Parks and Recreations

Alimagnet Park

1200 Alimagnet Pkwy / 952.895.4500


Burnsville, MN 55337 Alimagnet Park is a 178-acre community park located two blocks north of County Road 42 on County Road 11. The park is home to Burnsville's award winning Alimagnet Dog Park, voted 3rd Best Dog Park in the Nation, as well as numerous other amenities including cross country ski trails in the winter months. Amenities include: water frontage, picnic shelter and area, dog park, walking trails, cross country ski trails, playground equipment, soccer/fottball field(s), softball/baseball field(s), and horseshoe court.

Cliff Fen Park

120 E. Cliff Road
Burnsville, MN 55337 / 952.895.4500


Cliff Fen Park is a 40-acre park located on the north side of Cliff Road, just east of the Nicollet Avenue intersection.

The park is home to the new Burnsville Lions Playground, which opened in 2013, and a splash pad that opened in 2015. The splash pad covers approximately 2,000 square feet, with 12-15 water features meant to spray, soak, sprinkle and splash those who step within its reach. The splash pad is open daily 9 a.m. - 9 p.m. during warm weather months.

Cliff Fen is used widely for family reunions, birthday parties, neighborhood gatherings and families just wanting to have fun. Other amenities include three picnic shelters, a volleyball court, soccer/football fields, nature trails and scenic wetland. Access to the Minnesota Valley Wildlife Refuge is also available.

Nicollet Commons Park

12600 Nicollet Ave
126th Street & Nicollet Ave / 952.895.4500


Burnsville, MN 55337 Nicollet Commons Park is one of the first "town square" style parks to be developed in the metro area suburbs and serves as the focal point of the City's 54-acre mixed-use development known as the “Heart of the City”. Nestled between retail shops, restaurants, diverse housing, office space and the Ames Center, the park is home to an ever-popular water feature and numerous City events.

During the summer months, bring the kids to Nicollet Commons Park for Rockin' Lunch Hour, featuring live entertainment and family fun. For the movie enthusiast, grab your blanket or chair and head to Nicollet Commons Park for Flick on the Bricks. Movies begin at dusk and viewing is free.

Terrace Oaks West Park

County Road 11
Burnsville, MN / 952-895-4500


Terrace Oaks West is a 230-acre community park located on the east side of County Road 11, 1/4 mile south of Burnsville Parkway. Amenities include: water frontage, recreation building with picnic shelter and area, walking trails, playground equipment, and mountain bike trails.

Buck Hill

15400 Buck Hill Rd
Burnsville, MN / 952.435.7174


Buck Hill offers 16 different runs to skiers and snowboarders of all abilities, as well as snow tubing. Buck also has 9 lifts and one of the best snowmaking systems in the Midwest, enabling the area to operate even when Old Man Winter doesn't. Open seasonally from Mid-November through March.

And come fall of 2016, skiing all year round will no longer be a dream. Buck Hill is proud to announce the opening of an artificial ski slope, that will entertain the ski enthusiasts all year round, extending the time to train and enjoy skiing, as well as being an opportunity to ski and snowboard 365 days a year.

The dry ski slope is an innovative surface produced by the Italian company Neveplast®. Thanks to an extraordinary design work, Neveplast has created a synthetic surface certified as having the same gliding surface as snow without using water. This allows the skiers/snowboarders to ski the same as in wintertime.

Neveplast revolutionized the dry ski slope sector with a synthetic mat that perfectly simulates real snow conditions. Novices can easily snow plow, enthusiasts can practice their favorite discipline at any time of the day, and competitive athletes can train exactly like they do on snow.

Burnsville Ice Center

251 Civic Center Pkwy
Burnsville, MN / 952.895.4653


The Burnsville Ice Center provides year-round indoor skating opportunities including skating instruction, hockey skill development/improvement, public skating and skate rental. Public skating hours offered daily, as well as skate rental and sharpening.

Crystal Beach

1101 Crystal Lake Rd E
Burnsville, MN / 952.895.4500


Amenities include: water frontage, picnic area and shelter, sand volleyball courts, informal playfield and concession stand (open June-August). While Burnsville does not offer canoe rentals, the City does offer year-round canoe rack rentals. Canoe rack rentals are available the months of June-August.

Mississippi National River and Recreation Area

120 W Kellogg Blvd
Saint Paul, MN / 651.290.4160


In the middle of a bustling urban setting, this 72 mile river park offers quiet stretches for fishing, boating and canoeing. Other spots are excellent for birdwatching, bicycling and hiking. And there are plenty of visitor centers that highlight the history and science of the Mississippi River. If you are interested in the Mississippi, this is a great place to start.

Como Park Zoo & Conservatory

1225 Estabrook Dr
Saint Paul, MN / 651.487.8200


Como Park Zoo & Conservatory offers family fun and education in conservation. The Zoo features indoor and outdoor exhibits, including large cats, primates, polar bears & aquatic animals, while the Marjorie McNeely Conservatory has permanent tropical and changing seasonal plants and flowers.

Grand Slam

12425 River Ridge Blvd
Burnsville, MN / 952.224.0413


Grand Slam in Burnsville features over 30,000 square feet of activities, games, rides and sporting activities, including laser light tag, 18 holes of pirate themed mini-golf, extreme trampoline, video games, batting cages, bumper cars & more! It's an indoor amusement center for the whole family!

ProKART Indoor Racing

14350 Rosemount Dr
Burnsville, MN / 952.808.7233


ProKART provides the most exhilarating racing experience available to the public. Specially designed racing karts are capable of speeds approaching 40MPH. Darting around an indoor road course style race track featuring long straightways and hairpin turns. ProKART offers walk-in racing, special event races, leagues, bachelor parties, and corporate entertainment. Call ahead for daily track availability.


201 S River Ridge Cir
Burnsville, MN / 952.890.0988


Life is more fun on wheels! Visit our family oriented entertainment facility for the fun and fitness of rollerskating with friends and family. We feature a wooden skating floor with quad and inline skate rental available. Visit our snack bar for reasonably priced treats, and play in our arcade for tickets to redeem for prizes in our stuff shop! Public skating, easy and affordable birthday parties, and private parties available.

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