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Minnesota Riverfront Park, Minnesota River Greenway Grand Opening 

Minnesota River GreenwayThe Minnesota River has always been a large part of Burnsville’s identity. The City of Burnsville’s newest park – Minnesota Riverfront Park located at 600 Black Dog Road West – will soon give residents and visitors an extraordinary way to get up close to the river valley and its nature.

The park is also home to the trailhead of the newly built Black Dog segment of Dakota County’s Minnesota River Greenway. The 3.75-mile segment of paved trail stretches from the park, along the river, through Xcel Energy’s Black Dog power plant property and on to Minnesota Highway 77/Cedar Avenue.

Grand Opening
A grand opening celebration is planned for the park and trail during this summer’s I Love Burnsville Week.

What:    Minnesota Riverfront Park, Minnesota River Greenway Grand Opening
Who:     Open to the public, all ages
When:   Saturday, June 3 | 10 a.m. – noon
Where:  Minnesota Riverfront Park | 600 Black Dog Road W.
Cost:     FREE

The event will include a program, ribbon cutting, refreshments and activities along the trail for the whole family. Attendees are encouraged to bring bicycles, scooters and other non-motorized vehicles to explore the trail.

View the event invitation

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-Burnsville Recreation Department
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