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.
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.
You can find a map of Lake Ann Park here.
6 Ideas for Family Fun at Lake Ann Park
- Go Canoeing, Paddleboating or Kayaking. The park has boat and canoe rentals and a boat landing for loading your own crafts.
- Go fishing
- Hit the beach
- Run around on the playgrounds - There is a tot lot near the beach and an all-ages play area near the sports fields.
- Go for a walk or bike ride. There are paths for both.
- Pack a picnic so you can spend the day.
Lake Ann Park 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.
Pets at Lake Ann Park
Leashed dogs are allowed in the 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. It covers 119 acres and is 40 feet deep in some places. Fishers will find Blue Gill, White Sucker, Black Crappie, and Yellow Perch. 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.