Family Fun and Recreation

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  • Fun for All
  • Southshore Community Center
  • Community Ed
  • Indoor Ice Rinks

Summer Camps, Programs, and Events

Free Fridays at Freeman Park

Various children's activities are offered over the summer months in Freeman and Manor Parks. 2011 summer events included kite making, bugs and critters, music and dancing, puppets, karate, fishing, storytime, Zoomobile and more.

Programs and Camps for Youth

Shorewood offers youth an awesome experience through summer camps and activities. Kayaking, tennis, skateboarding, safety camp and more. Class fees, dates, and registration information will be available in March.

Safety Camp Highlights Video

Shorewood Kids entering 3rd, 4th and 5th grade had an awesome time while learning about safety. Topics of discussion included bike, fire, water, self defense, campfire safety and more! A yearly helicoptor fly-in is a highlight! The camp was sponsored by South Lake Minnetonka Police, Excelsior Fire and Shorewood Parks and Recreation and will be offered again in August. Check out the video highlights.

Movie in the Park

Anyone can simply ‘show’ a movie, but this summertime event takes it to a whole new level by first starting with a unique change of venue - the great outdoors. Imagine relaxing in the comfort of your chair, or blanket in the crisp, cool evening grass surrounded by family and friends getting ready to take in a blockbuster movie outdoors as your mouth begins to water while the fresh-air begins to mingle with the buttery scent of hot popcorn. Watch for the 2012 Movie in September!

Music in the Park

Each summer, the City of Shorewood sponsors free outdoor music show for kids. Bring your family. Bring a picnic. Bring a chair. But leave your wallet at home because these concerts are always free! Dogs may join their families provided they are kept on a leash and other applicable animal control ordinances are followed. Alcohol is prohibited in city parks.


This is a volunteer program to help beautify our community. Groups or individuals who adopt one of the park entrances or community center are responsible for planting, weeding and watering of adopted area. No gardening experience necessary! For more information contact City Hall at 952.960.7900.

Community Garden Plots
Do you like growing your own vegetables and herbs? The Community Garden program is designed to provide gardening opportunities for the physical and social benefit of the people and neighborhoods of Shorewood. For more information contact City Hall at 952.960.7900 or by email.

Winter Events

Arctic Fever

Winter gets heated up with Arctic Fever, a community wide event offering non-stop activities to choose from for all ages. This event takes place the January 19 & 20, 2013..



Southshore Community Center

Shorewood is home to the Southshore Center. This beautiful facility is located next to Shorewood City Hall at 5735 Country Club Road. Southshore Center offers a variety of daily activities, outings, classes, and special events. The Center is open weekdays from 8:30 to 4:00. Beyond housing various programs and general community events, it is a wonderful facility for private parties or meetings. For rental information look or for a list of activities go online or call the center at 952.474.7635.

Minnetonka Community Education

Minnetonka Community Education (MCE) offers a variety of classes and activities for all ages.

  • Phone: 952.401.5094
  • MCE web site

The following communities have indoor ice arenas available with open skate options:

Eden Prairie