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Lake Minnetonka Regional Park is nestled on the shores of scenic Lake Minnetonka. A perfect spot for a family outing, the park offers a large, nautical-themed play area (open 9:00 AM–sunset daily) and a chlorinated, sandy-bottom swimming pond. You'll also find picnic spots, a fishing pier, biking and hiking trails, and a boat launch and access point.
Swimming at Lake Minnetonka Regional Park
Lake Minnetonka Swimming Pond is 1.75 acres and offers a mix of pool and lake with filtered, chlorinated water and a sandy beach. The depth tops off at six feet. Shade can be found under giant beach umbrellas. Other amenities include a changing shelter and concessions. The pond is open Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day from 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. daily. However, Lifeguards are only on duty at specified times. Passes are required for everyone over the age of 1 and cost $5.00 per person for a daily pass or $18 per person for a seasonal pass.
Disc Golf at Lake Minnetonka Regional Park
Lake Minnetonka Regional Park offers 3-hole practice disc golf course which does not require a pass or a fee.