beach and lake at Shady Oak Beach

Shady Oak Beach

5200 Shady Oak Rd., Minnetonka - Directions

2018 Hours of Operation

  • June 8–July 31, 10 a.m.–9 p.m. (closes at 7 p.m. on July 4)
  • August 1–20, 10 a.m.–8 p.m.

Swimming ends a half hour before sunset.


  • 76 feet of sandy beach shoreline
  • High dive
  • Concession stand
  • Restrooms/changing areas
  • Canoe, kayak and paddleboard rentals
  • Community play area
  • Sand volleyball court
  • Birthday party packages
  • Picnic shelter (Picnic shelters can be reserved through Recreation Services at 952-939-8642.)

Fee Options

A fee is required to enter Shady Oak Beach. Customers can choose from a season pass, one-day admission fee or a 10-visit punch card. Children two years and younger are free. Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

One-Day Admission Rate
$6/person, $3 after 6 p.m.

Season Passes
Rates can be found on the City of Minnetonka website.

Purchase Options:

  • Online: (online renewal available for 2017 pass holders only)
  • By Phone: 952-939-8203, Monday–Friday, 8 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
  • In Person: Minnetonka City Hall, Monday–Friday, 8 a.m.–4:30 p.m. starting March 13 and at Shady Oak Beach starting June 8 during open hours.

Group Reservations

Group reservations are available from noon-6 p.m. daily. Contact Recreation Services at 952-939-8203 at least seven days in advance to reserve time for a group.

Group rates:
Resident: $5/person
Non-resident: $6/person



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