Bur Oaks Park in Eagan is a large neighborhood park, encompassing almost 50 acres and bordering Bur Oaks Pond on its east side. Family friendly amenities include two playgrounds, walking path, sports courts and fields and an outdoor ice rink in the winter months. This park participates in Spark!, Eagan's puppet wagon program, during the summer months.
Fishing at Bur Oaks Pond
The city suggests Bur Oaks Pond as a recommended neighborhood fishing pond. Bluegill, bullhead, crappie, and northern pike occupy this pond. Fishers are discouraged from keeping their limits of sport fish, and are asked to to keep only a few larger fish; bullheads and small sunfish are okay to keep.
Little Free Library Location
Bur Oaks houses one of Eagan's Little Free Libraries. Built by park staff from scrap materials, visitors are encouraged to make a tour of all the the little libraries in the park system and trade finished books for different books. Click here for a PDF map.
Ice Rink at Bur Oaks Park
This outdoor rink location does not offer a warming house or lights, nor is it staffed. The city maintains a pleasure rink from approximately mid-December to mid-February, weather permitting. Before heading out, you can check the weather hotline at (651) 675-5511 and select option 3 to get up-to-date closure information. For more places to skate around Eagan and the greater Twin Cities: Skate the Twin Cities: Where To Find Free Outdoor Ice Rinks.
Art Benches at Bur Oaks Park
During 2019 and 2020, Eagan commissioned several art benches for city parks. The image below shows the benches installed at Bur Oaks Park. Eagan's website provides details and information on all the city's Art Benches installed in 2019/2020 and you can find a map of Eagan's Public Art here. If you like this bench, find more public art by Greg Mueller at his website. While he has created art installations around the country, you can find quite a few pieces nearby, including a flying pig in Franconia Sculpture Park, a really cook bike rack at Brooklyn Park Library, and a swing set at the Mankato Children's Museum.