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Campfires and Outdoor Burning

Campfires and fire pits

Small campfires are allowed in Brooklyn Park year round for recreational or religious purposes only. You cannot burn trash, leaves, brush or similar items. Campfires are allowed if all requirements are met.

Recreational fire requirements (PDF)


Burning restrictions

Recreational fires are still allowed if there are burning restrictions in place. 

They are not allowed if there is a burning ban, which is used only in the most severe conditions.  The only times recreational fires are not allowed in Brooklyn Park is if:

  • The Fire Chief declares a burning ban
  • Hennepin County is shaded red on the DNR's Current Burning Restrictions map.

Is there a burning ban?

This is a sample map showing Hennepin County in red.

sample of a fire burning restrictions map highlighting Hennepin County

See the Current Burning Restrictions map from the Department of Natural Resources.

Local fire bans will be determined by the Fire Chief and will be posted on this website and Brooklyn Park Fire Facebook page.

Large outdoor burning (bonfires)

Fires larger than 3’ x 3’ are allowed year round, but are by permit only. These permits are issued under very restrictive circumstances  There is a daily charge for the permit.

Requirements for large open burning

Most residential areas do not meet the requirements for open burning, which include:

The location of burning cannot be within 600 feet from:

  • Any road or high power line
  • Any occupied residence other than those located on the property

Contact us

Fire Administration/Emergency Management

Mailing Address for all fire stations

City of Brooklyn Park
Attn: Fire Department
5200 85th Ave. N.
Brooklyn Park, MN 55443

Administration Hours

Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Phone and email

763-493-8020 (non-emergency)
Contact Fire Administration

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