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Shady Oak Beach

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  1. 76 Feet of Sandy Beach Shoreline
  2. Birthday Party Packages
  3. Canoe, Kayak and Paddleboard Rentals
  4. Community Play Area
  5. Concession Stand
  6. High Dive
  7. Picnic Shelter
  8. Restrooms / Changing Areas
  9. Sand Volleyball Court

​Shady Oak Lake Open for Swimming Through Labor Day

Shady Oak Beach is open to the public, with the following modifications:
  • The beach will open daily from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • A pass is not required to enter and use Shady Oak Beach this season.
  • The beach will NOT be staffed with a lifeguard. Swim at your own risk and with caution. Please be safe!
  • Buoys will outline the swimming area.
  • The playground is open for use.
  • The dock will remain closed all season.
  • The high dive will remain closed all season.
  • There will be no concessions, rentals, amenities or obstacle course.
  • There will be no full-time beach attendant. Part-time staff will clean the area daily.
  • Drinking fountains and the foot wash stations are shut off for the season. Bring plenty of water and stay hydrated.
  • Indoor bathrooms are closed for the season. However, there will be additional portable toilets onsite.
  • Social distancing requirements apply at all times. Please do not enter the beach if you are feeling sick. It's a great idea to bring hand sanitizer, too.
  • And last but not least ... have fun! It's why we're opening it after all!

Reserve a Picnic Shelter

Picnic shelters can be reserved through Joint Recreation Services at least 7 days in advance. Visit the City of Minnetonka website for more information. 

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 per person
  • $3 after 6 p.m.

Season Passes

Purchase Options:

  • View Minnetonka website. Online renewal is available for previous season pass holders only.
  • Phone: 952-939-8203
    Hours: Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • In Person: Minnetonka Recreation Services (temporarily located at 14350 Excelsior Boulevard), Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and at Shady Oak Beach starting June 7 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 per person
  • Non-resident: $6 per person