Parks and Trails

July 2017


little beach
fish

LITTLE BEACH

The new pier (photo above) is now in at the reclaimed Little Beach at the end of Arlington Circle, just west of the Wayzata Sailing School. It’s our newest spot for fishing or watching a sunset. The photo below is of the volunteers who cleaned and restored the Little Beach for all to enjoy. Thanks to them and to the Public Works staff who supplied fresh sand.

Cost: Free
volunteers
music in the park

SUNDAY MUSIC IN THE PARK

Two more concerts remain in this new series sponsored by the Wayzata Parks and Trails Board:

August 6       Blue Groove, a bluegrass band
August 13     Ars Nova Brass Quintet, pop, classical, Dixie and more

Music from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. at Klapprich Park (corner of Wayzata Blvd. and Minnetonka Ave.)

Cost: Free
band
(Above) Below Zero, musicians from MacPhail Center for Music played mellow jazz for listeners (Below) relaxing on the hill at Klapprich Park at a June concert.
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pickle ball

PICKLE BALL

Wayzata Parks now has six tennis courts striped for Pickle Ball play, including net straps for lowering the nets three inches to regulation Pickle Ball height.  Two of these courts are located at Bell Courts Park, and the other four courts are Wayzata Middle School courts on Barry Ave. north of Wayzata Blvd. The Middle School courts are available to the public for Pickle Ball play and for Tennis while school is out for the summer.
 
Cost:  Free

bocce ball

BOCCE BALL

Bocce Ball loaner sets are available to check out free to residents who are new to the sport and would like to give it a try. Simply call Rebecca at the Wayzata Public Works office (952.404.5360). The bocce ball courts are available on a first-come basis, except for Tuesdays from 6 to 7:30 p.m. and Wednesdays from 6 to 9 p.m. when courts are reserved for lessons and team play.
 
Cost:  Free

chairs

WAYZATA BEACH

Wayzata Beach is now in full swing, with lifeguards on duty noon to 6 p.m. through August 13. The Adirondack chairs are a big hit with visitors and even inspired our Public Works staff to create two giant chairs – the most popular photo ops on Lake Street. Other amenities at the beach:

  • Free parking for residents. Stickers are available at City Hall.
  • McCormick’s Beachside food.
  • Paddleboard lessons or rental, contact 877-924-6264.
  • Restrooms open from sunrise to sunset


Cost: Beach and park facilities are free.

parks and trails

OUR QUIET PARKS

Not all of Wayzata’s parks are for sports and picnics. Three are for quiet pursuits --small gems for reflection, reading or meeting friends.

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POST OFFICE PARK
Located across the street from Wayzata’s Historic Post Office is a small pocket of calming perennial plants, benches and walkways tucked into a busy neighborhood. Visitors enjoy the design of internationally known artist Siah Armajani.
children's library garden
CHILDREN’S PARK
Located on the north side of the Wayzata Library, this special garden for children offers an enclosed magical space for storytime.
city hall park
CITY HALL PARK
Located on the south side of the Wayzata Library, this park offers benches and Adirondack chairs to read or converse with friends. It also has a great view of Wayzata Bay.
The flowers and grasses in these parks are planted and lovingly tended by citizen volunteers in partnership with the City’s Parks staff. Additional hands are always welcome. If you are interested in being a parks volunteer, please contact volunteers@wayzata.org

Cost:  Free
dog park

A PARK FOR THE DOGS

Fido has a place to call his own at Klapprich Field, just off Wayzata Blvd.  When hockey is out of season, the enclosed rink is turned into a dog park. There pets run free and socialize while their human owners can find a shady spot to sit under an Australian sail.
 
Cost:  Free
depot

NEW ADDITIONS TO THE DEPOT PARK

Two new accessible bathroom upgrades were recently installed at the west end of the Depot area. They are completely accessible for wheelchair users as well as all other visitors.
 
Cost:  Free

A MESSAGE TO READERS

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