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Lake Minnetonka Regional Park is the perfect place for families to enjoy a Saturday afternoon. Bring a picnic and enjoy a lakeside lunch. Learn more...

Noerenberg Gardens

Situated on the north shore of Lake Minnetonka’s majestic Crystal Bay, Noerenberg Memorial Gardens offers a tranquil retreat to the quiet elegance and grace of days gone by. A favorite subject for local artists and an idyllic location for weddings. Learn more...


Noerenberg Gardens, a little-known lakeside gem.

Noerenberg Gardens

A beautiful retreat

The former Lake Minnetonka estate of Frederick Noerenberg, donated by the family to the Park District, is a reminder of the quiet elegance and grace of days gone by.

The park's formal flower gardens are open May 1 through mid-October for tours, programs, informal viewing and weddings. The gardens include a wide variety of unusual annuals and perennials, an assortment of grasses and a large daylily collection.

The park features accessible brick pathways and an ornamental boathouse/gazebo overlooking the lake. Please note: terms of the donation prohibit picnics and water-based activities.

For more information and directions, call (763) 559-6700, or

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The spring months bring countless opportunities for wholesome family activities. To find out about happenings in the Lake Minnetonka area, visit our complete Calendar of Events!

Lake Minnetonka: An area steeped in history

From the days when Dakota Indians inhabited her shores, leaving behind ancient burial mounds which are still visible today, to the era of the steam locomotive and the paddle wheeler when grand Victorian hotels and amusement parks stood proudly on her banks, there has always been something alluring about this enchanted body of water. Learn more...