Recreation opportunities abound in Burnsville. The city’s master park plan ensures 20 acres of public open space for every 1,000 people, preserving the city’s natural beauty.
Over 1,500 acres of the Minnesota River Wildlife Refuge offer access to viewing wildlife and fishing. Minnesota’s four-seasons and Burnsville’s recreational amenities provide boating, bicycling, walking and downhill skiing at Buck Hill — even ice skating is available year round in the Burnsville Ice Center. Lac Lavon Park and Sue Fischer Memorial Park provide excellent facilities for adult softball and youth baseball and softball.
The Heart of the City offers boardwalk views at Crosstown West Park and the unique urban style “town square” Nicollet Commons Park. From neighborhood parks to nature areas and specialty facilities (such as THE GARAGE teen center and the Burnsville Skatepark), Burnsville offers a little something for everyone.