Parks and Trails

August 2017

music in the park


Bring your own chairs or blankets to set up on the beautiful, shady hillside along the southeast corner of Klapprich Park, near the intersection of Wayzata Blvd. and Minnetonka Ave.

Music from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.

August 6          Blue Groove
August 13         Ars Nova Brass Quintet

Cost:  Free
Blue Groove
Blue Groove, an award-winning contemporary bluegrass band from Minneapolis, will perform on August 6 at the third Sunday Music in the Park program scheduled for Klapprich Park. To learn more about this lively group of musicians that has performed at numerous Twin Cities venues, check out
Ars Nova Brass Quintet
On August 13, the final concert for the summer season will feature Ars Nova Brass Quintet, a group from the Wayzata Symphony Orchestra that plays a wide range of music, including pop, classical, and Dixie.


  • Lifeguards will be on duty at Wayzata Beach from noon to 6 p.m. through August 13.
  • McCormick’s Beachside will continue to serve snacks through Labor Day.
  • Restrooms will remain open from sunrise to sunset until October, weather permitting.
  • Stickers for free parking are available to residents at City Hall.
Cost: Beach and park facilities are free.
Bocce Ball Courts


You don’t have to own your own bocce balls to try out the new bocce ball courts alongside the Bell Tennis Courts. The Public Works Department has two sets of bocce balls available for you to borrow. (Just call Rebecca at the Wayzata Public Works office, 952-404-5360).  And you don’t have to take lessons to try out the game. Your Parks and Trails Board is encouraging you and your neighbors to try the game and use the courts. No reservations needed. It’s first-come-first-serve.
Cost:  Free

platform tennis rendering


The City Council has given tentative conditional approval to add two platform tennis courts to Wayzata's park activities next year. Platform tennis is an outdoor sport played with a paddle. It is derived from tennis and racquetball. It offers healthy, vigorous outdoor exercise year-round, and it is gaining popularity around the country.
The Parks and Trails Board is working with a group of local platform tennis enthusiasts who are proposing to raise half the estimated $250,000 cost of two courts, including screening, heaters, lights, warming house, viewing deck, and social gathering space with fire pit. Dedicated park funds would provide the other half, if the City Council agrees to proceed with the plan. Before making its decision, the Council wants to determine residents’ level of interest in adding this new activity and park facility. The Parks and Trails Board will have information about the proposed platform tennis facility at our booth during James J. Hill Days, and Wayzata residents will have an opportunity to ask questions and share their opinions at the booth. Meanwhile, here are some things you should know about our platform tennis plan:
  • The plan, structure, location and details are subject to City Council final approval.
  • The Parks and Trails Board is recommending locating the two courts at Klapprich Park.
  • The courts would be heated and lighted for winter play.
  • They could include a small warming house and fire pit.
  • We envision this as a fun family place to gather and be active, especially in winter.
  • To learn more about the game, check out a 5-minute video clip at
If you have questions or comments about this proposed addition to our parks, please send them to  And, please stop by our booth at James J. Hill Days.
beach chair
Sarah Showalter sent this shot of her daughter relaxing in an Adirondack chair at the beach.


How about helping us celebrate our city’s parks and trails. Enter your photos of you and your family enjoying any of our parks with the Picture Wayzata Photography Contest. Go to for details.

little beach
Thanks to Elisha Gustafson for this photo from the new Little Beach pier.


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