City of Deephaven

Two Square Miles of Tranquility
 

Parks and Trails

Deephaven’s recreational areas include public parks, which contain tennis courts, baseball fields, platform courts, playground equipment, basketball courts and walking trails. Hiking trails and bike paths connect many recreational areas. During the winter, the trails are utilized for cross‐country skiing.

All parks are closed between 12 midnight and 6:00 a.m.

Skating rinks are closed between 9:00 p.m. and 8:00 a.m., unless a permit is obtained from the Director of Public Works.

Dogs are allowed at Thorpe Park only. They must remain on the walking path and must be on a leash. Please help keep our parks clean! Owners are required to pick up after their pets, doggie bags are provided in Thorpe Park. Keep a few extras tied to your leash so you’re prepared for the inevitable.  Be a responsible pet owner and help keep our parks clean for others to enjoy! 

Additional park rules are posted at each park.

PARKS AND TRAILS DESCRIPTIONS

BURTON PARK
– “A” on the following map:
PARKS_BEACHES_TRAILS MAP 

Location
Burton Park is located next to the back bay of Carson’s Bay.

Size
14.2 acres
 

Amenities
Benches
Fishing pier
 

Description
Burton Park is a beautiful nature trail offering scenic views of the back bay of Carson’s
Bay and a fishing pier. Located next to the LRT Trail, Burton Park provides hikers with a unique view of Lake Minnetonka.


CHILDREN'S PARK  "B" on the following map PARKS_BEACHES_TRAILS MAP 

Location
Children’s Park is located on Cottagewood Ave. between Western Road and Park Place.

Size
.75 acres

Amenities
Two playground structures
Gazebo
Picnic tables
Sculpture
Water fountain

History
Cottagewood Children’s Park is remembered by some as the place where the Hazeltine
sisters grazed their donkeys until 1918 when they were banned from the park by the City Council.

Description
Cottagewood Children’s Park provides a wonderful opportunity for small children to
play on the two playgrounds with plenty of benches surrounding a beautiful water fountain for parents to relax while watching their kids play. The Cottagewood General Store is located right across the street for refreshments.


HARALSON PARK "F" on the following map PARKS_BEACHES_TRAILS MAP 

Location
Next to Deephaven Village Hall across from the LRT Trail

Size
0.5 acres

Amenities
Walking Path
Platform Tennis Court: The City of Deephaven has a platform tennis court located on Minnetonka Blvd next to Deephaven City Hall in Haralson Park.

Deephaven Paddle Tennis Court at Haralson Park
The City of Deephaven has a platform tennis court located on Minnetonka Blvd next to Deephaven City in Haralson Park. If you would be interested in using the court but don’t have paddles or balls, City Hall has a number of paddles that you can use free of charge. ( A drivers license is all that is required as proof of residency) We also sell balls for $5.00 each (price subject to change)

History
Haralson Park was constructed in 2008 to provide a more aesthetic entrance into the City of Deephaven and to showcase the city's platform tennis court, one of the very few public courts available in the state. The Park also serves as a convenient access point to the popular LRT Trail. 
 

Charles Haralson, former superintendent of the University of Minnesota Fruit Breeding Farm, moved to Deephaven in 1922. He was appointed the first superintendent in 1907 and was later honored with the naming of the “Haralson” apple, for him. After Haralson retired, he continued his career in Deephaven. The “Haralson” apple outranked all others for many years by growers. 


PUMP PARK "C" on the following map PARKS_BEACHES_TRAILS MAP 

Location
18338 Minnetonka Blvd

History
Pump Park is a small strip of land across from St. Therese Church on Minnetonka Boulevard where an old hand pump once stood. Efforts to locate the old pump and reinstall it on the grounds were unsuccessful.

Facilities
Path
Benches

Description
Pump
Park
is an oasis sheltered between the storefronts on Minnetonka Blvd that provides shoppers an opportunity to sit and relax in a small scenic setting and watch the world pass by.


SHUCK PARK "D" on the following map PARKS_BEACHES_TRAILS MAP 

Location 
Cottagewood Avenue next to Jefferson Street

Size
0.7 acres

Amenities

Two tennis courts
Playground equipment
Swings
Basketball hoop
Picnic tables
Benches

History 
In 1937, the Village of Deephaven purchased six lots in Cottagewood for public grounds which they later named Shuck Park, in honor of A.M. (Bob) Shuck.

Bob came to Deephaven in the mid-1880's where he became the caretaker for and right-hand man of Hazen J. Burtons. He spent the rest of his lifetime helping the Burtons and serving the Village in various capacities.

Among other things, Bob was instrumental in getting the Village out of debt in 1932, and in keeping it solvent during the depression. He also coached Deephaven's first football team which brought trainloads of spectators in to watch the games played in a natural amphitheater in "Burton's pasture", behind today's Elementary School playground.

Description
Shuck Park is a quiet neighborhood park that offers two recently renovated tennis courts, a small basketball court and playground equipment for the kids. A wonderful park to enjoy activities with friends and family.


THORPE PARK "E" on the following map PARKS_BEACHES_TRAILS MAP

Location 
On Minnetonka Boulevard - can be accessed off Rutledge Road
  

History  
Once a field farmed by local truck farmers Frank Bennis and his son George, Thorpe Park has evolved to be Deephaven's primary community park. Upgraded in 1996, Thorpe Park offers numerous outdoor activities for year-round enjoyment for families of all ages.

Description
Thorpe Park is quite simply the centerpiece of the Deephaven Park System. With every possible amenity, Thorpe Park provides recreational opportunities for every age. 

Amenities

Three modular playgrounds
Walking path
Pond
Two swing sets
Slide
Picnic Shelter
Picnic tables
Grill
Ice rink
Warming house
Two tennis courts
Two ball fields
horseshoe court
Basketball court
Snow sliding hill
flower gardens

Benches and walking paths make this park a multi-use area for exercising or just plain relaxing.


VILLAGE HALL PARK "F" on the following map PARKS_BEACHES_TRAILS MAP

Location
20225 Cottagewood Road

Size
2.2 acres

Amenities
One modular playground
Three tennis courts
Gazebo
Ice rink
Warming house
Ball field
Benches
Walking path to LRT trail

Description
Village Hall Park adjoins Deephaven City offices and provides a variety of recreational activities from tennis, baseball and playground equipment in the summer to hockey and ice skating in the winter. The parking lot also allows many residents to easily access the popular LRT Regional Trail.


SOUTHWEST LRT REGIONAL TRAIL
The Southwest Regional Trail includes two corridors that follow abandoned railroad beds through southwestern metro area suburbs, including Deephaven. The north corridor begins in Hopkins and extends west for 15.5 miles through Minnetonka, Deephaven, Greenwood, Excelsior, Shorewood, and ends in Victoria.

The south corridor also begins in  Hopkins and extends southwest 11.5 miles through Minnetonka, Eden Prairie, and ends in Chanhassen. The trail has become exceptionally popular for pedestrians, bicyclers, and cross-country skiers.


CLEVELAND PARK / LAKE LOUISE SANCTUARY TRAIL
Located off Highland Avenue, this nature trail extends through the wetlands surrounding Lake Louise and offers a peaceful and serene return to nature.


NORTHOME TRAIL
Following Northome Road, this trail provides a scenic access to Deephaven Beach for those residents living in the northwest corner of the City.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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