Beach Locations

About water quality at Libbs Lake, Shady Oak beaches

As a spring-fed lake that receives little stormwater runoff, Shady Oak Beach is not susceptible to contamination and has never tested positive for E. coli. However, in order to protect beach users, water at Shady Oak Beach is tested twice per year for E. coli, once before the season starts and again midway through the season. It was most recently tested July 2, 2014, with negative results. Questions? Contact Minnetonka Environmental Health at 952.939.8272.

Water at Libbs Lake Beach tested negative for E. coli in testing June 3, June 16, and July 2, 2014. Due to early summer events related to excessive rainfall, the beach is being tested more frequently this summer. Questions? Contact Minnetonka Environmental Health at 952.939.8272.

Shady Oak Beach
5200 Shady Oak Road
Minnetonka, MN 55343
Map and directions
Jennifer Garvey, Program and Aquatics Manager
2014 Beach Hours and Days of Operation

(hours are subject to change)

  • June 6–August 1: 10 a.m.–9 p.m.
  • August 2–August 24: 10 a.m.–8 p.m.

Swimming in the lake will end a half hour before sunset. A closing time will be posted at the beach.

Please note hours of operations on these days:

  • July 4: 10 a.m.–7 p.m.

For additional details on admission costs, season passes and more, please see the Shady Oak Beach page.

Libbs Lake Beach
16515 Park Lane
Minnetonka, MN 55345
Map and directions
Libbs Lake Beach is a small neighborhood beach located on Park Lane in Minnetonka. The beach will have limited times with lifeguards on duty and also times when swimming is allowed in an unsupervised setting. Parking is very limited.
2014 Days of Operation
  • June 6–August 24
  • Lifeguards on duty, 12–6 p.m. daily, June 6–August 8