Park and Rec Programs

For questions or more information on any park facility or event you can contact Twila Grout, Park Coordinator, 952-960-7902.

  • Gardening
  • Freeman Park
  • Manor Park
  • Badger Park
  • Gideon Glen
  • South Shore Community Park
  • Camps for Kids
  • Crescent Beach


This is a volunteer program to help beautify our community. Groups or individuals who adopt one of the park entrances, or the signs at City Hall are responsible for planting, weeding and watering of adopted area. 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 provided 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.

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 third weekend in January.


Manor Park

20630 Manor Road: From Highway 7 at Excelsior Elementary: Go east on Hwy 7 to Christmas Lake Rd. Turn left. Turn right on Old Excelsior Blvd. Turn left on Suburban Drive. Park is at the end of Suburban on Manor Road.

Badger Park

5745 Country Club Road (Next to City Hall): From Highway 19 and Smithtown Road: Go west on Smithtown Rd to first left, Country Club Rd. Turn left into third driveway and drive to the tennis courts.

Gideon Glen

5620 County Road 19
Located on County Road 19 next door to the MGM Liquor and across the street from Tonka Bay Shopping Center.

Gideon Glen, a 5.8-acre parcel with an old-growth remnant of the Big Woods on its west side, was purchased by the city in 2000 with the financial assistance from Minnehaha Creek Watershed District.

The Gideon Glen project is meant to be educational complete with observation areas and informational kiosks. The view west to the woods is intended not to be accessible to insure the preservation of these sensitive areas; however, the wetland restoration will give residents a sense of what the Lake Minnetonka area was like in pre-settlement times once vegetation has had an opportunity to mature. The wetland project came together financially with funds by the City (through a $75,000 grant from the Metropolitan Council), the MCWD, and Hennepin County (through the CR 19 project.)

South Shore Community Park

5355 St. Ablans Bay Rd: From Highway 7 and Hwy 19 East on Hwy 7 to Christmas
Lake Rd. Turn left. Turn right on Old Excelsior Blvd. St. Albans Bay Rd is on the right at top of hill.

South Shore Community Park currently houses one set of Shorewood's community gardens. The city is disucssing future use of this space. If you have feedback about this space, please email the city with your ideas.



Safety Camp

Watch for 2018 dates
Entering 3rd, 4th or 5th grade
Freeman Park, 6000 Eureka Rd, 55331: Watch for registration information

This popular camp teaches kids personal, bike, fire, water, and animal safety, plus much more! Instructors include local police and fire personnel, plus representatives from Hennepin County Water Patrol, AAA, and more. Special guests and lots of fun are guaranteed. Price includes lunch and snacks. Register early to make sure your child gets a spot! Watch for a complete schedule.

Crescent Beach

Birch Bluff Road: From Hwy 19 and Smithtown Rd: Go west on Smithtown Rd to Eureka Rd. Turn right to Birch Bluff Rd. Follow Birch Bluff Road as it turns left toward the lake

Beach Lifeguards
Lifeguard services at Crescent Beach take place daily Noon-5 pm, June to August. Swimmers should check the city website for Hennepin County beach closure alerts. Maintenance of the beach area is handled by the City of Tonka Bay. Please address maintenance concerns to them at 952.474.7994.

Southshore 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 3:30. Beyond housing various programs and general community events, it is a wonderful facility for private parties or meetings. For rental information or for a list of activities, 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

Westonka Community Education

Residents living in the Westonka school district might find classes in the Westonka Community Education program more convenient. Resdients from all districts may register for these programs.