The City's two public beaches open Saturday, May 23.
Lifeguards will be on duty and physical distancing measures in place. Public restrooms remain closed but portable toilets are available for use.
Riley Lake Park Beach
9180 Riley Lake Road
11 a.m.–7 p.m.
Round Lake Park Beach
16691 Valley View Road
10 a.m.–7 p.m.
- Do not use beach if you are sick or have been exposed to someone who is sick.
- Physical distancing measures are enforced on the beach and in the water. Stay 6 feet away from individuals who don't live with you.
- Maximum number of participants is determined by
head lifeguard; be prepared to wait to enter beach.
- Visitors are limited to a maximum of 2 hours at the beach.
- Please be respectful of head lifeguard and staff decisions. You will be asked to leave if you are warned more than once for not following the Minnesota Department of Health’s physical distancing guidelines.
- Swim at your own risk when lifeguard is not on duty
- Swimming is allowed only in the designated swim areas
- Children 6 and under must be actively supervised by someone age 16 or older at all times and within an arm's reach of the child
- Swimmers who are not potty-trained must wear proper swim pants with snug-fitting elastic legs and waists
- Glass containers, alcoholic beverages and smoking are not permitted on the beach or in the swimming area
- Fishing is not allowed within 100 feet of the beach area
- Inflatables are not allowed in the swim area
- U.S. Coast Guard-approved personal flotation devices (PFDs) are allowed on children who have an individual 16 years of age and older, in the water, within arms reach of the child
- Dunking, rough housing, shoulder rides or pushing are not allowed
- No throwing sand, sticks or rocks
- No face masks, fins, snorkels, kickboards or mats (see head lifeguard if you need clarification)
- Pets are not allowed on the beach
- No swimming in unauthorized areas
- Groups of 20 or more cannot be accommodated in the water without two weeks notice with the aquatics supervisor. Groups who arrive unannounced may be asked to exit the water.
- Groups of 20 or more require a large group permit, per city ordinance. Call 952-949-8333 or contact the City to find out more about applying for a permit.
Questions about Eden Prairie public beaches? Email Parks@edenprairie.org.
Bryant Lake Park Beach
6800 Rowland Road
Owned and operated by Three Rivers Park District. Visit ThreeRiversParks.org to learn more.
Hennepin County Public Health samples and analyzes 31 public beaches in the county to ensure the water quality is safe for swimming and has authority to close contaminated beaches.