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Theodore Wirth Lake Beach
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3300 Glenwood Ave.
Minneapolis, MN 55422
Phone: 612 230-6400
Fax: 612 230-6500


Beaches are open daily 6 a.m.-10 p.m., with lifeguards scheduled early June through late August

Recent improvements to Wirth Beach Area include a new 280-foot long beach boardwalk that wraps around the swim area, playgrounds, sand volleyball courts and parking lot. A new boardwalk along the north end of Wirth Lake completes a trail loop around the lake, while a restored wetland and other enhancements will improve the lake’s water quality. Additional features at Wirth Beach include:

  • Seating surrounding the swimming beach
  • Shade shelters on the beach and near the playground
  • Pergola with seating
  • Accessible beach with mobi mats for wheelchair/walker access
  • Shower tower (outdoor shower)
  • Vending inside the beach house
  • Lifeguards (as scheduled)

Beach area improvements

Water Quality
The water quality of our public beaches is monitored by the park system on a regular basis. For current beach status call the Beach Hotline at 612-313-7713, or click on the Current Water Quality Information icon below:

Please help keep our beaches clean by observing the following rules:
• Make sure infants are wearing swim diapers.
• Dogs are not allowed on beaches or in the water.
• Don’t feed ducks and other waterfowl, as they contribute bacteria and phosphorus to lakes.

Historical Profile: More information about this and other parks is included in Parks, Lakes, Trails and So Much More, a richly detailed account of the histories of Minneapolis’ renowned recreational system.

This facility is located in: Theodore Wirth Park
  • Basketball Court
  • Beach
  • Biking Path
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Drinking Fountain
  • Fishing Dock
  • Picnic Area
  • Restroom Facilities
  • Sand Volleyball Court
  • Tot Lot/Playground
  • Walking Path
    What our amenities offer you:
    Fishing Dock: Entrance is located two blocks east of the beach parking lot on Glenwood Ave.

    Picnic Area: Tables are located by the tot lot. Reservations can be made for the hillside picnic facilities on the south side of Glenwood Ave.

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