Wayzata took a step closer last week to extending a popular bike and walking trail through its downtown and along the city’s lakefront, where it’s planning an ambitious beautification project. The City Council chose a plan to reroute the Dakota Rail Regional Trail from Ferndale Road to Lake Street, the city’s shop- and restaurant-lined waterfront … Read More
This year, if you volunteer for Wayzata’s James J. Hill Days – The Polaris Foundation will generously donate $50 to one of three nonprofits and the Wayzata Lake Effect Conservancy is one of them! So please sign up today for any shift on the weekend of September 7th, 8th & 9th by clicking on the link … Read More
There is something new and exciting happening on the shores of Lake Minnetonka in downtown Wayzata. The Lake Minnetonka Science Collaborative just completed its pilot program, three weeks of Lake Exploration Camp. This summer programming was staged from a little known area of Wayzata’s prime lakefront, the future site of the Lake Effect Project’s Eco … Read More
The Lake Effect Conservancy was a proud sponsor of Wayzata’s Music by the Lake concert series this year. Sarah Showalter, Board member and Vice Chair, is talking to one of the concert goers about what is involved in the Lake Effect Project.
Original article by Nate Leding – Wayzata Life – August 2018 Nestled off Wayzata’s Lake Street along the shores of Lake Minnetonka sits a house. It splits the water and the railroad tracks. If you’re one of the many who frequent Starbucks in town you may not even know the home exists between the coffee … Read More
The Bash for the Boardwalk Outdoor Concert Series June 21-24 at the Wayzata Brew Works was a great success! Four fun nights of music with proceeds benefiting the Wayzata Lake Effect and the Boardwalk Project! Thanks to everyone who attended. Board Member Mick Johnson worked the ticket sales booth.
Earlier this month, Governor Dayton signed a bonding bill for various infrastructure related projected throughout the State. Through local Senator Dave Osmek and Representative Jerry Hertaus, the City requested $400,000 to make safety improvements at the railroad crossings associated with the City’s Lake Effect Project. Thanks to efforts by Sen. Osmek, Rep. Hertaus, City Officials, … Read More
At the June 19th Wayzata City Council meeting, the Council approved the schematic design for three major elements of the Lake Effect Project – Lake Street (between Barry and Broadway), the Lake Street Plaza (where the municipal parking lot is currently), and the Depot Park. These designs were approved after a thorough engagement process that … Read More
Denver-based urban design and landscape architecture firm Civitas will design the Lake Minnetonka waterfront for the City of Wayzata, Minn. https://milehighcre.com/denver-based-civitas-selected-for-minn-waterfront-project/