From the Wayzata Bay Window, the Official Website of the City of Wayzata:
Klapprich Park is open for hockey and skating during the following hours:
3 p.m. to 10 p.m. weekdays
10 a.m. to 10 p.m. weekdays when Wayzata Public Schools are not in session
10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday and Sunday
An attendant is on duty during all open hours. The rink may be closed due to bad weather. Closings are determined on a day to day basis and are posted on the message board at the entrance to the Field on Wayzata Blvd. Go to http://www.wayzata.org/ for closings and the opening date. Please stay off the rink when any equipment is resurfacing the ice.
The City of Wayzata took the first step toward implementing Wayfinding Signs last night at the City Council meeting. Wayfindings Signs will indicate directions to places of interest around town to identify places of cultural and civic areas in town people should be visiting. Examples include the beach, the Depot, City Hall, the Library, Police and Fire, etc.
The first phase will cost about $57,000 and will contain a large number of blade signs to be hung up on existing light poles. Primary Directional signs will be installed at the corners of Superior and Lake, and Superior and Wayzata Boulevard after those intersections are rebuilt in conjunction with the Wayzata Bay Center.
The council approved Contract Documentation of New Signs, with final approval of bids to come later.
The Wayzata Historical Society will be making a presentation on Thursday, October 2 with a program on Lake Minnetonka History 1900-1950. The Excelsior, Deephaven and Wayzata Historical Societies will highlight the five decades where the small villages around the lake increased in population and vitality to become small cities. The presentation will be made at Wayzata City Hall, and admision is free! For more information, call the Wayzata Historical Society at 952-473-3631 or visit http://www.wayzatahistoricalsociety.org/.
Where is the trail head for Wayzata-St. Boni trail?
That’s a great question. I was over at City Hall and all the girls at the front desk said in a questioning tone, “Shaver Park?”. So I went and did some investigation on my own. The real name Three Rivers Park District gives the Wayzata/St. Boni trail is the Dakota Rail Regional Trail. I drove down Lake Street, took a left on Ferndale, and an immediate left on Grove lane. The top picture here is right by the Wayzata Marina and next to the Boat Works. The bottom picture is at the corner of Grove Lane and Ferndale. Have fun Jeannie!
The Gopher Invitational is happening this weekend in Wayzata, MN. The tournament will be held at Spring Hill Golf Club with matches on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Participating teams are: Arkansas, Iowa State, Iowa, Louisiana State. Marquette University, Minnesota, Pepperdine, SMU, Texas, Washington, Wisconsin, and Yale. Stay tuned to Wayzata.com, your rodent golf tourney leader.
The Spring Hill Golf Club is located 725 County Road 6, Wayzata, MN 55391. You can reach them by phone at 952-473-1500.
The Three Rivers Park District has the following information on their website about the Dakota Regional Trail:
“The Dakota Rail Regional Trail is a 13.5-mile regional multi-use trail that will extend from Wayzata to St. Bonifacius following the old railroad line. The trail is closed until it is fully completed in fall 2008. Individuals using closed trails may be subject to citation. This is a non-motorized, non-horse trail.
8/15/08 Update – The public’s patience is appreciated during construction of the Dakota Rail Regional Trail. As of Friday, August 15, pedestrian and bicycle use is permitted on the portion of the trail between St. Bonifacius and County Road 19 in the Navarre portion of Orono. Users are reminded to exercise caution and to be respectful of contractors working in the corridor. Other portions of the trail remain closed at this time.
As construction progresses, please check back for updates regarding permitted use on other sections. The Dakota Rail Regional Trail follows the route of the former Dakota railroad corridor, going through St. Bonifacius, Minnetrista, Mound, Spring Park, Minnetonka Beach, Orono and Wayzata. Completion is expected later this year. Motorized vehicles and horses are not permitted on the trail.”
This is a scene you don’t see very often in Wayzata, so it is a rare treat when the sun is out, the temperature is warm, and live music is provided to serenade tourists and passersby in downtown Wayzata.
This was part of the Makeover Madness at E Salon that provided makeover services to worthy volunteers.
Stay tuned to Wayzata.com for everything that is going on in Wayzata.
The 20th Annual Wells Fargo Lake Minnetonka Half Marathon took place on Sunday, May 4th. Kevin O’Connor was the first place finisher with a time of 1:17:13. Kate Tavakley was the first woman across the finish line at 1:30:39.
It was a beautiful day to run from Wayzata to Excelsior. It of course, started in the parking lot of Wells Fargo in Wayzata. The course goes down Superior Boulevard, down Lake Street, along Ferndale, takes a jog at Shoreline Dr, heads out along Fox Street. From there it continues to Old Crystal Bay Road, to North Shore Drive, to Manitou and then head into Excelsior.
Reports from the event indicate racetime temperatures were 45 degrees at the start, and 50 degrees at the finish, with winds about 10 – 15 mph.
For 2008 Wells Fargo Half Marathon Results, click here.
The historical Minnehaha Steamboat Crew is preparing for the 2008 summer season on the lake–if spring ever does arrive in Minnesota. According to Adam Steinmetz, the Minnehaha has a new schedule this year: the first part of the trip leaves Excelsior in the morning, and heads to the Wayzata Depot. Passengers from Excelsior then have some time to have lunch, shop and stroll and a 2nd group of passengers departs from Wayzata for the Wayzata Bay 1 hour tour. Upon return, the 2nd group of passengers gets off the boat and Excelsior passengers board her and head back to Excelsior. Then later in the day there is a Big Island tour as well as a separate Gideon’s & Lafayette Bay tour.
For the full schedule, please visit the link below: