Bde Maka Ska Park (f/k/a Lake Calhoun Park) is the largest link in the Chain of Lakes has three beaches and a variety of water recreation activities.
Beaches & Recreation at Bde Maka Ska
Lifeguards are employed at Thomas Beach and 32nd Street Beach. Find up-to-date beach information here. On days when the temperature is 85 degrees or warmer at 6 p.m., lifeguard hours will be extended until 8 p.m. Bde Maka Ska North Beach has no lifeguard on duty.
Wheel Fun Rentals rents out watercraft to get out on the lake. A roughly 3-mile path for walking or biking circles the lake.
For this and other swimming options, explore our guide: Splash Happy: Twin Cities Guide to Beaches, Pools, Water Parks & Splash Pads.
Bde Maka Ska Archery Range
Bde Maka Ska's archery range is located at the SE corner of the park (3800 Richfield Rd). Ranges in Minneapolis Park are non-reservable and patrons bring their own equipment and targets. Hay bills are provided. Here is a list of other Twin Cities archery ranges.
Future Skate Park
A future skate park has been approved but is currently unfunded. Read the Lake Calhoun/Bde Maka Ska and Lake Harriet Regional Park Master Plan for more information.
Public Art and History at Bde Maka Ska Park