Cedar Lake Beach Club

The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board has settled on plans for a major revamp of Cedar Lake’s South Beach. Now it just needs to find funding.

The centerpiece of the little park just off the corner of Burnham Road and Cedar Lake Avenue will remain its wide sand beach. The popular spot sits along the Cedar Lake Regional Trail and is just a few feet from the Kenilworth Trail that angles northeast into downtown Minneapolis.

Plans for the beach approved last week call for a new floating launch dock for canoes, a series of ramps, railings, stairways and retaining walls, bike racks, widened bike and pedestrian paths, picnic tables, toilets, new trees and bushes and a seating plaza between the Cedar Lake Parkway Trail and the beach.

The project will cost an estimated $331,000. Money has not yet been earmarked for it. A plan approved by commissioners is a necessary first step, however.

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