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1200 Alimagnet Park Drive, Burnsville, MN 55337
211 Ridgeview Dr, Apple Valley, MN, 55124
Call 952-895-4500 to reserve a City facility
Admission: $0.00
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Hours of Operation:
Mon. 05:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Tue. 05:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Wed. 05:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Thu. 05:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Fri. 05:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Sat. 05:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Sun. 05:00 AM – 10:00 PM

Alimagnet Park is a large park (almost 180 acres) in Burnsville and Apple Valley with family-friendly amenities that include a playground, a hard trail, and picnic areas. There are also sports fields and courts, canoe rack rentals, cross-country ski trails and a dog park. In 2023, Burnsville will begin implementing its 5-year restoration plan focusing on the management of natural areas. Watch for the possible installation of pickleball courts in 2023.

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12 Ideas for Family Fun at Alimagnet Park

  1. Enjoy the large playground. The playground is a good size for running and jumping without too much worry of overcrowding.
  2. Bring your Canoe. If you plan to do this often, you can rent a canoe rack so you don’t need to transport your canoe back and forth.
  3. Go Fishing. There is no pier at this park, but there is plenty of space for shoreline fishing. According the Minnesota DNR, species in Alimagnet Lake include Bluegill, Black Crappie, Northern Pike, Largemouth Bass, Walleye, Channel Catfish, Yellow Perch and Bullhead. They include it among their Fishing in the Neighborhood (FiN) ponds that they have designated as good spots fir beginners and children to learn the sport of angling.
  4. Take a Family Walk. Enjoy the pond and natural prairie areas while strolling the trails. The hard surface trails make bringing a stroller easy or enjoy the natural trails if everyone is walking.
  5. Play a Round of Disc Golf. The disc golf course is on the Apple Valley side of the park, so you’ll want to park in the Apple Valley parking lot.
  6. Bring your horseshoes for a friendly family contest.
  7. Dine al fresco with a picnic at one of the benches or in the shelter if it is available.
  8. Kick around your soccer ball on the soccer/football field.
  9. Run the bases or play a game of kickball on the baseball diamond. Bring  your own gear.
  10. Practice with your volleyball on the park’s courts.
  11. Invite your family dog. He can enjoy the off-leash park or explore with you on-leash.
  12. Visit in the winter to snowshoe, ski, hike or take your dog skijoring

Winter at Alimagnet Park

In the winter, families can enjoy snowshoeing, hiking, skijoring and cross country skiing. Alimagnet is one of two parks in Burnsville that keeps groomed trails. These trails are relatively flat and are considered easier trails. This may be the better of the two parks to start with younger kids. Also, unlike Terrace Oaks Park, these trails are multi-use and welcome walkers, snowshoers, skijorers and dogs on leashes. Trails are open from 5 a.m. to 10 p.m. during the ski season.

Birthday Parties at the Park

This park has a shelter available for rent for birthday parties and other private events. Book a time by calling 952-894-4500. The shelter accommodates up to 30 people and can be reserved for weekends or weekdays at resident and non-resident rates.

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Bring Your Family Dog to Alimagnet Dog Park

This park has a 7-acre year-round dog park. The dog park is open when the park is open. The dog park is completely fenced in and includes an open grass area, a wooded area, a water area, and a half-mile rock trail. Families who use the park regularly are encouraged to purchase a membership, but membership is not required. Other rules are posted at the park entrance. When outside the dog park, pets need to be leashed and controlled.

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