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Shady Oak Beach

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  1. 76 Feet of Sandy Beach Shoreline
  2. Birthday Party Packages
  3. Canoe, Kayak and Paddleboard Rentals
  4. Community Play Area
  5. Concession Stand
  6. High Dive
  7. Picnic Shelter
  8. Restrooms / Changing Areas
  9. Sand Volleyball Court

Winter Notice

 An aerator has been put in place near the floating dock in Shady Oak Lake.  Please be aware that there will be open water in and around the dock throughout the winter months and use caution.

Reserve a Picnic Shelter

Picnic shelters can be reserved through Minnetonka Recreation Services at least seven days in advance. Visit the City of Minnetonka website for more information. 

Fee Options

A fee is required to enter Shady Oak Beach. Customers can choose from a season pass, one-day admission fee or a 10-visit punch card. Children two years and younger are free. Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

One-Day Admission Rate

  • General Admission: $6 per person
  • Twilight Rate (after 6 p.m.): $3 per person
  • 10-Visit Punch Card: $40

2023 Season Pass Rates

  • Resident: $13/pass
  • Non-resident: $26/pass

Season Pass Purchasing Options


  • Minnetonka Recreation Services (14600 Minnetonka Boulevard), Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. VISA, MasterCard and Discover are accepted.
  • Shady Oak Beach (5200 Shady Oak Road) during operating hours. Cash, check (made payable to "Minnetonka Recreation Services"), VISA, MasterCard and Discover are accepted.

By phone:

  • Call Minnetonka Recreation Services at 952-939-8203, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. VISA, MasterCard and Discover are accepted.


Group Reservations

Group reservations are available from noon-6 p.m. daily. Contact Minnetonka Recreation Services at 952-939-8203 at least seven days in advance to reserve time for a group.

Group rates:

  • Resident: $5 per person
  • Non-resident: $6 per person
  • Chaperones and bus drivers are free