Experience our Parks, Trails and Beaches
Changes Coming to Parks
Badger Park will have artificial turf added to the area where the LaCross field is located. The hockey rink will be removed and a new rink is expected to be added to Freeman Park. Turf preparation and rink removal is expected to begin in late June.
South Shore Park will have the skateboard ramps removed this summer. The city is currently determining alternative uses for that area.
- Crescent Beach
- Picnic Shelters
- Ice Skating
Herbicide Treatment of Fields
The City of Shorewood has a contractor that performs application of herbicide for noxious weeds in our parks.
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
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.
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.
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 4-August 7, 2016. Lifeguards will be on duty everyday from 12-5 pm..
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. Sales tax not included in pricing below.
|Eddy Station Pavilion||$50||$75|
|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 W 62nd*
Manor Park – 20630 Manor 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
When outdoor rinks are not available, some cities have indoor facilities that are open to the public:
Braemar Arena, Edina Hopkins Pavilion Chaska Community Center Minnetonka Ice Arena Thaler Arena, Mound Plymouth Ice Center Eden Prairie Community Center Victoria Ice Center Pond Arena, Minnetrista Waconia Ice Arena