5200 Shady Oak Rd, Minnetonka
Swimming in the lake will end a half hour before sunset. A closing time will be posted at the beach. The beach will close at 7 pm on July 4.
$6 (ages 2 and under are free)
$3 Twilight (after 6 pm)
Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.
Information on season passes available from the City of Minnetonka.
The Shady Oak Beach Community Play Area opened in 2011. Replacing the older water feature, the new community play area offers multiple play areas suitable for ages 1-12. Just a few of the features include water tables, water misters, and a “fossil dig” for exploration. Unlike the previous water play area, which could be used only during the summer months, this area is available for a longer period of time each year – from April through October.
The cities of Hopkins and Minnetonka received an $187,500 Hennepin Youth Sports Program grant to develop the new play area. Funding for the grant came from tax dollars collected for the new Minnesota Twins stadium and designated for youth sports/recreational enrichment.