Winter Fun in Burnsville
Winter is officially here but don’t let cabin fever keep you indoors this season. Layer up and head to Burnsville where you can enjoy some great outdoor winter activities at one of our many area parks. Read on to find out where you can try sledding, cross country skiing or even ice skating, then gather your friends and family and take a trip!
Neill Park – Sledding, a winter recreation must!
For some classic winter fun, Neill Park is best-known for its sliding hill. What better way to enjoy all the snow than with a sledding adventure. Neill Park is also home to an outdoor skating rink and warming house for more outdoor fun. Located on the northeast corner of Burnsville Parkway and Upton Avenue. Map It
Alimagnet Park – Snowshoeing, get back to nature.
Alimagnet Park is a 178-acre beloved community that is not only home to Burnsville’s award-winning Alimagnet Dog Park but it also has some great trails through the park that are perfect for cross country skiing or snowshoeing; a fantastic way to enjoy the great outdoors during the winter months. Located two blocks north of County Road 42 on County Road 11. Map It
Terrace Oaks West Park – Cross Country Skiing, enjoy the scenery while burning a ton of calories!
Terrace Oaks West Park is a large, 230-acre, community park located on the east side of County Road 11, 1/4-mile south of Burnsville Parkway. In the summer months the park provides mountain biking trails (accessible through Terrace Oaks East Park), while in the winter months the park transforms into a cross-country ski haven. Miles of trail for the cross country skier of any level. Map It
Paha Sapa Park is a 21-acre, neighborhood park located on Chicago Avenue. In the winter, the outdoor rink is a community favorite for friendly hockey and broomball games as well as public skating. Also nearby is a warming house to allow for a little more playtime when the temperatures are a bit cooler. Weather permitting, rinks are open for skating during regular park hours of 5 a.m. to 10 p.m. Map It
Keep in mind, in addition to Paha Sapa Park, Burnsville has 12 other park locations that offer outdoor skating; with warming houses located at 12 of these sites. Click HERE for a complete list of these parks and to learn more about the rinks and warming houses.
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Buck Hill Ski & Snowboard Area truly has winter fun for the whole family, offering 16 different runs to skiers and snowboarders of all abilities, as well as snow tubing. They have 9 lifts and one of the best snow-making systems in the Midwest, enabling the area to operate even when Old Man Winter doesn’t. Plus, they offer ski and snowboard rentals as well as group and private lessons for people of all ages and abilities! Located approximately 9 miles south of 494 on Interstate 35 in Burnsville and are open seasonally from Mid-November through March.
For year-round ice skating fun, no matter what the temperature, head to the Burnsville Ice Center in Civic Center Park to enjoy public skating, adult open hockey and other events throughout the year. Plus, they have skate rentals and skate sharpening on site! It’s a community favorite. Map It
Visit www.burnsville.org/recreation for more information on Burnsville parks or to download a parks and trail map. Then get outside and enjoy the outdoors because there is some big fun to be had during a Minnesota winter! And be sure to use the hashtag #BvilleParks when posting a photo to Twitter enjoying one of our wonderful area parks. Or share your #BvilleParks photo on our Facebook timeline and we’ll reshare it!