Adopt-A-Park is a public service program for volunteers who are interested in cleaning up Burnsville's parks. It is an excellent way for residents and organizations to make a personal contribution to the community.
Residents, community groups, churches or businesses pick up litter for their "adopted" park multiple times each year during the months of April through September. The City asks that the Adopt-A-Park group agrees to a minimum three-year commitment.
Requested Clean-Up Schedule
April and May: Once a Month
June, July and August: Twice a Month
September: Once a Month
Clean-ups are especially important in early spring after the snow melts, and in the fall before it snows.
The City can help choose a park to adopt. Program participants under the age of 18 must have an adult supervising the adoption and clean-up events.
It's important to spend time planning your clean-up events. Here are some helpful tips to make the day efficient and fun for all participants:
To Adopt-a-Park please email Alicia Ackerman or call 952-895-4534.
Litter is unsightly. It destroys the natural aesthetics of our beautiful parks and city. A litter-free community is inviting to visitors, residents and businesses. Keeping these areas clean could not be done without the generous efforts of volunteers.
Litter is also expensive. The City hires seasonal workers to empty trash cans and pick up litter year-round. Volunteers help save tax dollars, and get a sense of pride for keeping parks and the community clean.