12 beaches at six lakes are open during regular park hours:

  • 6 am – 12 midnight in developed areas
  • 6 am – 10 pm in undeveloped areas.
  • See Ordinance PB-2-33 for more information.

Summer 2019 Lifeguard Date/Hours

Saturday, June 8 – Sunday, August 18

Daily guarded beaches: 12 noon – 7 pm
Thursday – Sunday guarded beaches: 12 noon – 7 pm

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Summer 2019 Lifeguard Dates/Hours by Beach Location

Cedar Lake East Beach
Saturday, June 8 – Sunday, August 18, daily from 12 noon to 7 pm

Cedar Lake Point Beach
Saturday, June 8 – Sunday, August 18, Thursdays – Sundays from 12 noon to 7 pm

Cedar Lake South Beach
No lifeguard on duty

Bde Maka Ska 32nd Street Beach
Saturday, June 8 – Sunday, August 18, Thursdays – Sundays from 12 noon to 7 pm

Bde Maka Ska North Beach
No lifeguard on duty

Bde Maka Ska Thomas Beach
Saturday, June 8 – Sunday, August 18, daily from 12 noon to 7 pm

Lake Harriet North Beach
Saturday, June 8 – Sunday, August 18, daily from 12 noon to 7 pm

Lake Harriet Southeast Beach
No lifeguard on duty

Lake Hiawatha Beach
No lifeguard on duty

Lake Nokomis 50th Street Beach
Saturday, June 8 – Sunday, August 18, daily from 12 noon to 7 pm

Lake Nokomis Main Beach
Saturday–Sunday June 1–2, 12 noon to 7 pm
Saturday June 8 – Sunday August 18, daily from 12 noon to 7 pm

Wirth Lake Beach
Monday- Friday 4pm- 7pm
Saturday- Sunday 1pm- 7pm
–Labor Day Sept. 02 we will operate 1pm- 7pm