"Ascent Fountain honors service to community. It speaks to the accomplishment of goals, as well as the motivating and mentoring of others. The soaring eagles symbolize the synergies that lift and encourage the aspirations of others. The lone eagle represents the difference one person can make by mentoring, encouraging, and motivating others with dedicated service to family, community, and nation. Ken Slipka, by his exemplary achievements in all of these areas, was the inspiration for Ascent Fountain." (2016)
Foster Willey, Jr., Sculptor
Ascent is a 16-foot-tall stainless steel and bronze sculpture and fountain featuring three eagles. Ascent. was dedicated June 2, 2016.
THE PIONEER - AMES SCULPTURE
Located at Diamondhead Education Center (corner of Burnsville Parkway and Pleasant Avenue. Artist, Robert A. Larum. Commissioned and donated by Ames Construction. Dedicated in 2001.
Located at Nicollet Commons Park. Artist, Foster Willey, Jr. Commissioned by the Burnsville Community Foundation. Dedicated in 2004.
SANDLOT at VANDERLAAN FIELD
Located at Alimagnet Park. Artist, Randolph Rose Collection. Commissioned by the Burnsville Community Foundation. Installed and dedicated on October 8, 2014.
Our current project, HOMAGE, pays tribute to the dedication, sacrifice, and bravery of our First Responders. This sculpture, commissioned and paid for by the Burnsville Community Foundation and its donors, will be placed in the courtyard in front of the new police department at Burnsville's City Hall.
This $180,950 life size, bronze sculpture created by Mary Pat Fay Lutz will be unveiled and gifted to the city of Burnsville. This monument will stand to pay HOMAGE to our first responders, today and for generations to come. Please help us reach our goal by donating today!