Experience our Parks, Trails and Beaches
- Crescent Beach
- Picnic Shelters
- Ice Skating
Herbicide Treatment of Fields
(Updated 06/03/14) The City of Shorewood has a contractor that performs application of herbicide for noxious weeds in our parks. The City is currently reviewing the use of herbicides on public properties.
Questions may be directed to Larry Brown, Public Works Director, 952.960.7913.
The City of Shorewood has six parks totaling approximately 100 acres. Our parks offer picnic areas, playground equipment, tennis courts, ball fields, basketball courts, volleyball courts, a skate park, walking trails and ice skating rinks.
Park Locations and Directions
Badger Park - 5745 Country Club Rd
From Highway 7 and County Road 19 - Go west on County Rd 19 to Smithtown Rd and Country Club Rd. Turn left on Country Club Rd. Badger Park will be on the left side.
Cathcart Park - 26655 W. 62nd Street
West on Highway 7 - Go to Church Road and take a right. Turn Left on W. 62nd St. The park will be on the left side.
East on Highway 7 - Go to Church Road and take a left. Turn left on W. 62nd Street.
The park will be on the left side.
Crescent Beach - Birch Bluff Rd
From County Road 19 - Turn West on Pleasant Avenue. Turn Right on Birch Bluff Road. The beach is located straight ahead about 1 block.
Freeman Park - 6000 Eureka Road
East on Highway 7 - Go to Eureka Road turn left. Go ½ mile to the park.
West on Highway 7 - Go to Eureka Road turn right. Go ½ mile to the park
Manor Park - 20630 Manor Road
East on Highway 7 - Go to Christmas Lake Road turn left. Turn right on Excelsior Blvd. Turn left on Manor Road and go.4 miles to park.
West on Highway 7 - Go to Christmas Lake Road turn right. Turn right on Excelsior Blvd. Turn left on Manor Road and go .4 miles to park.
Silverwood Park - 5755 Covington Road
East on Highway 7 - Go to Old Market Road turn right. Continue on Covington Road and go .1 mile.
West on Highway 7 - Go to Old Market Road turn left. Continue on Covington Road and go .1 mile.
South Shore Skate Park - 5355 St. Albans Bay Road
East on Highway 7 - Turn left on Christmas Lake Road. Turn right on Excelsior Blvd. to St. Albans Bay Road.
West of Highway 7 - Turn right on Christmas Lake Road. Turn right on Excelsior Blvd. to St. Albans Bay Road.
The Shorewood City Council is committed to making Shorewood a safe place for walking, running and biking with the addition of a more extensive trail system. Keep up to date on the latest trail plans!
Lake Minnetonka LRT Regional Trail
The Lake Minnetonkal LRT Regional Trail follows an abandoned railroad bed throughout the southwestern metro area suburbs. The north corridor begins in Hopkins and extends west for 15.5 miles through Minnetonka, Deephaven, Greenwood, Excelsior and Shorewood, ending in downtown Victoria.
In July, 2014, Three Rivers Park District is expected to begin construction of a bridge on the trail at County Rd 19.
The LRT trail is currently closed at Vine Hill Road in Deephaven for a bridge replacement. It is expected to reopen in August, 2014.
- The trail is ideal for biking, hiking, walking, or running.
- Motorized vehicles are prohibited.
- Horses are permitted on the Shorewood portion of the trail during winter months only.
- Dogs are allowed only if on a leash (6 feet or less). Owners must clean up and dispose of dog waste in a sanitary manner. Pets must not be allowed to disturb, harass, or interfere with other trail users or wildlife.
- Maps of the LRT trail are available at City Hall.
Need to cool off on a hot summer day or just relax and nap in the sun? Crescent Beach offers a small, clean, sandy beach with lots of sun. The beach is staffed with life guards from June 11-August 14. Lifeguards will be on duty everyday from Noon to 6:00 p.m.
Hennepin County monitors the beach for E-Coli. Swimmers should check the status of beaches before swimming. Swimmers should also be familiar with other Recreational Water Illnesses (RWI) as described by the Minnesota Department of Health.
Swimming lessons are available through Minnetonka Community Education Services, 952.401.5050. Kayak lessons are available each summer through City of Shorewood, 952.960.7900.
Picnic Shelter Reservations
Weather you are planning a picnic, reunion or just a neighborhood get together, Shorewood's picnic shelters offer an ideal location for these events. Shelters are available to reserve from Memorial Day to Labor Day. A Picnic Shelter Permit is required. For reservations contact City Hall at 952.960.7900.
Hours: 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m., daily
Fee Schedule: Reservation Fees must be paid to City Hall prior to issuing the permit. No refunds are given due to weather conditions or cancellations
|Eddy Station Pavilion||$50.00||$75.00|
|Manor Park Shelter||
Silverwood Park Shelter
|Freeman Park South||Eddy Station Pavilion|
Park Shelter Rules
- Glass Containers, alcohol and fireworks are prohibited in the parks.
- No alterations to the shelter will be made.
- Hot coals should be left in the grill.
- No amplified music or P.A. system.
- Pets are not allowed in picnic shelter areas.
- Applicant is responsible for cleaning up the facilities, including depositing all trash in the appropriate containers.
- Applicant is responsible for any damage to the facility.
- Parking is allowed in designated areas only
During winter months, what better way to get some exercise than to go ice skating. Shorewood has two hockey rinks located at Badger and Cathcart Park. There are also four pleasure skating rinks at Badger, Cathcart, Manor and Silverwood Parks. Staffed warming houses are available at Badger, Cathcart and Manor Parks. Rinks are dependent upon weather conditions, but the typical season runs from December through February. Rinks are closed when actual temperatures are -10 or below, or the windchill registers below -15. Warming houses will be posted when closed.
Badger Park – 5745 Country Club Rd*
Cathcart Park – 26655 West 62nd Street*
Manor Park – 20630 Manor Rd*
Silverwood Park - 5755 Covington Rd
*Warming House Hours:
Monday-Thursday 3:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Friday 3:30 – 9:00
Saturday 11:00 – 9:00
Sunday 12:00 – 9:00
Holiday Vacation 10:00 am – 9:00 pm