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Lake Ann Park, 1456 West 78th Street, Chanhassen, MN 55317
(952) 227-1129
Admission: $0.00
Concessions Available
Hours of Operation:
Mon. 06:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Tue. 06:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Wed. 06:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Thu. 06:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Fri. 06:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Sat. 06:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Sun. 06:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Lifeguards on Duty: 11am-6pm; June 3 through August 13, 2023.

Lake Ann Park is a 102-acre park in Chanhassen with family-friendly amenities that include a large playground, a guarded beach with concessions, boat  and canoe rentals, space to picnic (including a 2-story shelter that overlooks the lake) as well as sports courts and fields, trails and fishing. Families love this park because it is clean and quiet with plenty of shade when you need it.

Lake Ann Park Beach
Image courtesy City of Chanhassen

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Find year round fun at Lake Ann. In the summer, this park is where Chanhassen holds its annual fireworks and you can hit the beach from memorial day to labor day. In the autumn the colors pop and the sun glows over the wooded areas for amazing seasonal views. Winter brings ice fishing and an annual Feb Fest ice fishing contest.

6 Ideas for Family Fun at Lake Ann Park

  1. Go Canoeing, Paddleboating or Kayaking. The park has boat and canoe rentals and a boat landing for loading your own crafts.
  2. Go fishing
  3. Hit the Beach & Swim in Lake Ann. Lake Ann may be best known for its lovely swimming beach.
  4. Run around on the playgrounds – There is a tot lot near the beach and an all-ages play area near the sports fields.
  5. Walk around Lake Ann (or bike ride). There are paths for both that meander near the lake with lovely views.
  6. Pack a picnic so you can spend the day.

Lake Ann Beach

The beach is guarded during the summer season most years. Weather permitting, lifeguards are usually on duty from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. daily. The beach also has a concession stand and boat rentals.

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Pets in the Park

Leashed dogs are allowed in Lake Ann Park on the trails, but they are not allowed in the beach area.

Fish Lake Ann

The lake is a non-motorized with clean water and undeveloped shores. Lake Ann is 40 feet deep in some places and covers 119 acres. There is a boat landing on Lake Ann, but again, only for non-motorized boats. A Fishing Pier is available for fishing, or use it for pond dipping if no other fisherman are around

According to the DNR, these fish are in Lake Ann:

  1. Banded killifish
  2. Black crappie
  3. Bluegill
  4. Bluntnose minnow
  5. Bullhead: brown bullhead, black bullhead, yellow bullhead
  6. Central mudminnow
  7. Common carp
  8. Golden shiner
  9. Johnny darter
  10. Largemouth bass
  11. Northern pike
  12. Pumpkinseed
  13. Spottail shiner
  14. Sunfish: green sunfish, hybrid sunfish
  15. Yellow perch,
  16. White sucker.

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Fourth of July Fireworks at Lake Ann

When attending the independence day fireworks, the best place to find seating is on the main beach. There is parking nearby, but, as with any fireworks festival, parking and seating can get crowded, so consider packing for a full day, arriving early and making a day of it. However, regulars tell us the traffic is organized enough that it is pretty easy to navigate.

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