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Lake Hiawatha Park features 241 acres of mature trees, wide open spaces, and a beautiful lake.
Water Fun at Lake Hiawatha Park
Minneapolis Beaches are open from mid-June to late August. Lake Hiawatha Beach has no lifeguard on duty. The wading pool is open Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day and has a zero-depth entry great for little swimmers and some fun splash features for the older ones. There is also a playground within a few yards of the pool.
Winter at Lake Hiawatha Park
In the winter months, Lake Hiawatha maintains outdoor skating rinks for both hockey and skating. There is a warming room and some free loaner skates available.
Minneapolis Parks Recreation Centers
- Community gathering spaces
- Computer labs, gyms, craft rooms, meeting rooms and community kitchens
- Room rental available for meetings,banquets and birthday parties
Birthday Parties at Lake Hiawatha Park