Cedar Lake South Beach
3500 Cedar Lake Parkway
Minneapolis, MN 55416
Construction: Construction Complete
The turf at Cedar Lake South Beach may look healthy, but more time is needed to strengthen the durability of the grass.
The first season for the new and improved Cedar Lake South Beach is in the books! The swimming area buoys have been taken to storage and the new seasonal bathroom building is closed
Festivities to celebrate the renovated beach now planned Monday, August 13, beginning at 4:30 pm. Bathroom building is now open!
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: