Campfires and Outdoor Burning
Campfires and fire pits (recreational fires)
Small campfires are allowed in Brooklyn Park year round for recreational or religious purposes only. Campfires are allowed if you follow all recreational fire requirements.
You can read the full ordinance here (PDF).
Fuel area can be a maximum of three feet in diameter.
Flames can be a maximum of two feet above ground level.
Recreational Fires shall be a minimum of twenty-five (25) feet from buildings or combustible material.
Fires in an approved container must be a minimum of 15 feet from structures
Aboveground fire pits and chimneys are considered approved containers.
No flammable liquids are allowed to start or maintain fire.
Burn only charcoal or clean wood
Cannot burn stained, painted, varnished, or chemically treated wood.
Leaves, grass or other items that will produce heavy smoke cannot be burned.
Person or persons must be present to supervise the fire until such fire has been extinguished.
Water source for extinguishment or fire extinguisher must be available for immediate use.
No permit is needed for campfires. If you're thinking of something larger like a bonfire, then a permit is required.
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 Countyin red.
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 social media.
Brooklyn Park Fire Facebook
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
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
Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Phone and email
Contact Fire Administration