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Lone Lake Park, 5624 Shady Oak Road, Minnetonka, MN, USA
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

Lone Lake Park in Minnetonka is a 146-acre community park with trails connecting it to Bryant Lake Regional Park and Shady Oak Beach. These trails may be too long of walks with small children (a mile and a half to Bryant Lake and just under a mile to Shady Oak Beach), but would make nice bike rides. Family-friendly amenities at this park include a playground, a skate park, sports fields and courts and space to picnic. The park has off-street parking and seasonal restrooms available. Restrooms are on a timer system that opens at dawn and closes at dusk. The

Winter at Lone Lake Park

To facilitate snowshoeing, the city does not plow Lone Lake’s trails when it snows. There is a wide hill with medium slope that would make a good Sledding (read more about Minnetonka sledding here).

Sled at Lone Lake Park

Lone Lake Playground

The playground has good-sized standard equipment on a woodchip surface with a separated tot lot. There is also a separate swing area. The landscaping around the park equipment is beautiful and there are benches for parents to sit on while the kids play.

Lone Lake Nature Trail

The park offers trails for both walking and biking. The Lone Lake Nature Trail loops around the park with 11 interpretive sign stations to introduce walkers to the area wildlife. Also look for a monarch way station. Maybe you’ll see caterpillars or eggs if you look close enough. The trail boasts scenic views of the various ecological areas in the park, including wetlands, woodlands and prairies. (Download a Minnetonka Parks and Trails Maps Here.)

Pollinator Field Day @ Lone Lake Park
Pollinator Field Day @ Lone Lake Park. Image courtesy of City of Minnetonka

Mountain Bike Trail

In September 2021, the City of Minnetonka celebrated the Grand Opening of the Lone Lake Park Multi-Use Mountain Bike Trail. This five mile trail can accommodate bikers of various levels. It can be accessed from Rowland Road, Shady Oak Road and from the Minnesota River Bluffs Trail. The trail is also open to hikers, runners and snowshoers. Learn more about the mountain bike trail here and find a Lone Lake Park Trail Map, too.

Grand Opening! Lone Lake Park Multi-Use Mountain Bike Trail - Saturday, September 11, 2021 at 3pm

Lone Lake Minnetonka – Fishing & Canoeing

The park sits on Minnetonka’s Lone Lake. While there is water access for canoeing and fishing, this lake would not be appropriate for swimming as it is full of water plants, but you may see turtles and frogs if you look carefully. If you are interested in swimming you’ll want to head north up Shady Oak Road to the beach.

Birthday Parties at Lone Lake Park

The picnic shelter at this park can be reserved for birthday parties and other private events between May 25th and September 2nd. The shelter can hold up to 125 people and seat 50.  Amenities include BBQ grills, Walking trails, nearby sports fields and courts and playground.

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