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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

Open Water, Thin Ice at Shady Oak Lake

The City of Minnetonka has installed an aeration system in Shady Oak Lake, which creates open water and thin ice around the dock structure. The system was installed to keep the water open around the floating dock to prevent structural damage from ice. The aerators are located on the west and east corners of the dock.  The system will be activated on January 14, and will stay active until the ice begins to thaw.

Use Extreme Caution

Please use extreme caution in and around the lake and shoreline area. Questions? Contact Recreation Services at 952-939-8203.

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 2017 pass holders only.
  • Phone: 952-939-8203
    Hours: Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • In Person: Minnetonka City Hall, Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 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 per person
  • Non-resident: $6 per person