Cedar Lake South Beach
3400 Cedar Lake Parkway
Minneapolis, MN 55416
Current Phase: Construction
Construction: Winter 2017 to Summer 2018
Construction on the Cedar Lake South Beach Improvements project is progressing smoothly. The restroom building is 50% complete and retaining wall installation has begun.
Trail, beach and lake access will remain closed until construction is complete, which is on schedule for Fourth of July weekend.
Construction activities have resumed at Cedar Lake South Beach. The restroom building and retaining wall will be constructed starting early spring and the remaining improvements will follow.
The regional trail, beach and lake access will remain closed until construction completion, which is on schedule for Fourth of July weekend.
Significant progress has been made at Cedar Lake South Beach since construction began in late November. Site demolition, erosion control placement, sewer and water utility installation and restroom building footings and foundations are all complete.
Work will slow for much of winter due to frigid conditions. The regional trail, beach and Cedar Lake ice access remain closed until construction is complete, which is anticipated before 4th of July weekend.
September 2017 – May 2018
July 21, 2015
July 14, 2015
June 16, 2015
May 19, 2015
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Cedar Lake is one of five lakes within the 1500-acre Minneapolis Chain of Lakes Regional Park. South Beach is one of three beaches on Cedar Lake.
The study area for Cedar Lake South Beach improvements is the area between Cedar Lake Parkway and the lake itself, just west of the Kenilworth Trail and the proposed alignment for the Southwest LRT.
Cedar-Isles-Dean Neighborhood Association (CIDNA) has generously offered funds from its Neighborhood Revitalization Program and from its Park Dedication Fees to construct improvements at South Beach. A landscape architecture consultant led the design and community engagement process in the summer of 2015. The design focused on improvements to the beach area and on access from adjacent neighborhoods and trails. Goals for this project include safer access for pedestrians, bicyclists, canoers/kayakers and service/emergency vehicles, a more stable hillside, ADA-compliant design, and improved aesthetics of the site.
The MPRB Board of Commissioners approved the concept plan for the South Beach Improvements in April of 2016. Since then CIDNA has pursued funding for construction: