Introducing Panoway on Wayzata Bay

The Wayzata Lake Effect Conservancy was established as a nonprofit, created specifically to advocate and raise private philanthropic funds to support construction of the Lake Effect Project.

The Lake Effect initiative has resulted in a new vision for Wayzata’s waterfront, an experience that brings people together to relax, refresh and reconnect with each other, while preserving and protecting this resource for generations to come. This spring, this project - which we are calling Panoway on Wayzata Bay - will construct its first phase, as we work to make this vision a reality. The Lake Effect name refers to the first phase of envisioning a new lakefront for Wayzata which is coming to a close and we are now entering the next phase of implementation - Panoway on Wayzata Bay.

About the Lake Effect Project

Designed by award winning Denver-based landscape and urban design firm Civitas, the Lake Effect Project is a proposed new park along Wayzata’s lakefront. It will reconnect residents to one of Wayzata’s greatest assets and identity, Lake Minnetonka.

Lake Effect Project will provide a vastly improved lakefront that will be more ecologically healthy, more beautiful, and more accessible for Wayzata residents. People will be able to stroll, sit, or put their toes in the water along the shoreline. For the first time in 100 years, people will be able to safely cross the railroad tracks and walk the length of the downtown lakefront. The park’s benefits go beyond the human experience: the lakeshore will be restored to its natural condition and the quality of rainwater that flows into the lake will be improved.