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City Events Scheduled For Next Week:   

Cinema & Skates                                            Fri.   Feb 10

33rd Annual Chilly Open                                Sat.   Feb. 11

Parks & Trails Board Meeting                      Wed. Feb. 15   6 p.m.

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33rd Annual Chilly Open

Since 1984, thousands of hearty Minnesotans head to Lake Minnetonka for this unique frozen golf event to celebrate our "chilly" winter season!

Wayzata’s most unique community festival is proudly presented by the Greater Wayzata Area Chamber of Commerce and is made possible with the help, dedication and support of their volunteer committee and sponsors.

Gather your friends and family and enjoy all the food, fun and frozen festivities this great event has to offer!

Friday, Feb. 10 3:00-6:00 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 11, 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Wayzata Bay
Free event

Experience a beautiful backdrop of colorful kites flying through the air during the Chilly Open weekend. Or better yet, if you're up for it, try it out!
ciniema and skates
Cinema & Skates
Friday, Feb. 10, 6:00-9:00 p.m.
Wayzata Beach & Wayzata Bay
Free non-ticketed event

Grab your skates! The Chilly Open Cinema & Skates returns for the third year in a row. Bring your own skates and glide under the stars on a luminary lit Wayzata Bay while enjoying hot cocoa and treats. Skating isn’t your thing? Step in to the heated “19th Hole” hospitality tent and watch Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory on the jumbo screen. Other winter activities will be offered including kick sled races and snowshoeing. Admission is free.

SNOWGA (Yoga) Class
Saturday, Feb. 11, 9:00 - 9:45 a.m.
Frozen Wayzata Bay, North Lagoon

Anyone can do Hot Yoga, but only true Midwestern's can say they have done Yoga on the ice. Join us for a free yoga class on the frozen Wayzata Bay taught by KARE 11's own Bryan Piatt. Bring your own mat and winter gear and start the day with a free yoga flow.
Golf Tournament
Saturday, Feb. 11, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Wayzata Bay on Lake Minnetonka
Sold Out

Three 9+ hole golf courses are carved out on the ice. Hundreds of golfers come from all around with their golf clubs and hockey sticks to putt with tennis balls all around Wayzata Bay!
The Final Swing Concert
Who's ready to PARtee? Catch the Final Swing featuring Viva Knievel on Saturday, February 11, 7-10 p.m. in the 19th Hole Tent. For more details and ticket information go to

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Picture Your Summer in Wayzata Parks!

It might be winter outside, but you can start planning for summer now! The City of Wayzata is partnering again with Minnetonka Community Education to provide summer recreation programs in Wayzata.
Enjoy summer fun for the whole family with new and returning youth and adult programs, rec activities and family programming!
Catalogs will soon arrive in the mail and registration is now underway. Classes fill fast! To register and find out more about the programs, go to  or call 952-401-6800 for details.

Meditation for Beginners

Saturday, Feb 11, 3 – 4:30 p.m.
Wayzata Library, 620 Rice Street E.

Guthema Roba, librarian at Golden Valley Library and mystic poet, will lead basic mindfulness meditation blended with poetry and music. Learn how to practice and cultivate positive energy such as kindness, love, gratitude and compassion; how to work with whatever arises in daily life; how to be mindful and present with everything you do.

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Senior Surf Day

Wednesday, Feb. 15, 10 a.m. – noon
Wayzata Library, 620 Rice Street E.

Registration required. Register online at or call 612.543.6150.
Learn computer basics, how to navigate and search the Internet and how to access websites of interest to seniors. Get hands-on computer experience with help from representatives of the Senior LinkAge Line®. 
Presented in collaboration with the Minnesota Board on Aging; Presented in collaboration with the Metropolitan Area Agency on Aging.

Department Updates:


Overnight Tuesday, the WFD responded the report of smoke coming from an electrical outlet in an apartment building on Circle A Drive. Upon arrival, fire was found in the walls and ceiling of two apartment units. The apartments were overhauled and the fire was extinguished. Five people from the two apartments units were displaced, the other 10 units could return. Plymouth Fire assisted with the call. No injuries were reported. The fire is under investigation.

Public Works

Mill Street Parking Structure

Adolfson & Peterson (A&P) and their subcontractors continue work on the Mill Street Parking Structure project. The installation of the retaining wall, along the east and north side of the ramp continues. The contractor also continues the process of removing the soil, working platform. The installation of formwork between these posts, which supports both tie-backs and the concrete fascia is progressing. As this formwork is installed, the contractor will begin excavating the hillside away from the wall. This work is anticipated to continue through February. Because of the space required to perform this work (equipment, materials, and soil), A&P will be stopping the installation of footings and columns along the south edge of the ramp, until mid-February.

Installation of the wood lagging and tiebacks along the north side of the site (2-8-17).
Installation of the wood lagging and tiebacks along the north side of the site (2-8-17)

Klapprich Skating Rink

Due to the forecasted warmer temperatures and rain, the Klapprich Park skating rink will be closed until further notice, beginning Saturday, February 11, 2017. The Public Works Department will continue to monitor the weather to determine when and if the rink can be reopened.

Tree Trimming 

The Public Works Department has identified several areas around town where selective tree trimming is necessary to prevent damage to vehicles, City snow removal equipment, etc.  Weather permitting, this work is anticipated to start next week.  The following areas have been identified as needing trimming work: West Lake Street, 144 Peavey Lane, Glenbrook, Hillside Drive, Highcroft Road, 532 Harrington, Grove Lane Court, Lake Street – TCF, Wayzata Beach, Walker Ave. N., Hollybrook Rd (along fence), Hill Rd & Crosby (sight line), Indian Mound, Broadway Avenue (Wayzata Blvd & Lake St.), and Ferndale Road W.

2017 Pond Maintenance Project – Glenbrook Ponding Area

On Tuesday, January 31, 2017, the Wayzata City Council awarded a contract to Meyer Contracting, Inc. to perform the City’s 2017 Glenbrook Pond Maintenance project.  The project proposes to remove accumulated sediment from the storm water basins, known locally as the Glenbrook Ponds.  The ponds were originally constructed in 1993-94 by the City of Wayzata and the Minnehaha Creek Watershed District (MCWD) and are located between Wayzata Blvd and Highway 12.  The project is proposed to begin in late-February, with a final completion date in May.  A map highlighting the ponding area to be maintained can be found below.

2017 Pond Maintenance project – Glenbrook Ponds
2017 Pond Maintenance project - Glenbrook Ponds
katelyn doyle

Thank you to Wayzata resident Katelyn Doyle (age 11) who picked up trash near Wayzata Beach.  She was prompted by a school project to find a way to give back to the community.  Thanks Katelyn!


Wayzata Bar & Grill

Chilly Open
If you are headed out to the Chilly Open Saturday, we’ll see you there! We will be serving up our Colorado Green Chili Fusion at the Chili Cook-Off Competition. It is also our soup special of the day, so stop in and order a cup.
Bell’s Brewery Tasting, Thursday, Feb 16, 3-6p.m.
Stop in for a sample of Hopslam! Hopslam is a seasonal ale brewed with honey by Bell’s Brewery.

Live Music February 16, 8-11 p.m.

Max J is back to perform live! Stop in for music and late night happy hour. No cover charge! Late night happy hour 9-11 p.m.

Wayzata Wine & Spirits

Fall in love with these great wines!

Franciscan Sauv Blanc
88 Points
Regular $16.99 Sale $12.99
Man Vinters Chenin Blanc "Steen"
Regular $14.99 Sale $9.99
Stags Leap
Stags Leap Artemis Cabernet Sauv.
90 Points
Regular $64.99 Sale $44.99
Franciscan Cabernet Sauv
Regular $29.99 Sale $23.99
Hecula Monastrell
91 points
Mionetto Pro
Minoetto Prosecco
Regular $17.99 Sale $9.99

Free Beer Tasting Today!

February 10, 4-6p.m.
Stop in for a taste of 612 Brewery! 612Brew produces small batch beers of the highest quality to satisfy the craft beer drinker with a discerning palate, as well as the weekend beer drinker. The quality ingredients used in the line of beers are sourced as close to Minneapolis as possible, bringing true meaning to local beer.

perrier Jouet

Treat your sweetheart to a great bottle of bubbly this Valentine's Day!

Pick up a bottle of chilled sparkling Perrier Jouet. Free gift wrapping available.
Reg. $44.99, Sale $34.99

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Jeffrey Dahl, City Manager
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