5200 Shady Oak Rd, Minnetonka
The main gate at the beach is now open so that visitors can use the playground areas until Sunday, May 10.
The main entrance gate will be closed again on Monday, May 11, so staff can prepare the beach for the summer season.
$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.