Introducing Panoway on Wayzata Bay

Panoway on Wayzata Bay will restore, protect and enhance a treasured asset for our community and broader region: Wayzata’s downtown lakefront.

Shared experiences bring people closer together. For generations, the Wayzata lakefront has brought people together from across the state, providing a cherished experience unlike any other in Minnesota.

Panoway on Wayzata Bay is a public-private partnership working to better connect residents to each other and to the city’s greatest asset, Lake Minnetonka.

After careful consideration in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the City of Wayzata decided to move forward with phase one of Panoway on Wayzata Bay. For ongoing construction updates, please visit

Panoway is committed to:

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Improving the lakeside ecosystem by reintroducing native plant life, restoring habitats and converting nearly one acre of concrete along Lake Street to park land will have direct impact on the environment

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Providing greater public access to Lake Minnetonka and creating a living classroom by adding a lakeside boardwalk, making downtown Wayzata more pedestrian and bike friendly, and renovating the Section Foreman House and park area to provide hands-on learning opportunities on the lakefront around the environment and history.

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Preserving Wayzata’s history by making the Wayzata Depot more accessible and inviting by adding a restroom, an expanded garden, and green space leading to the water including ADA access to the lake.

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Promoting art and urban greenspace by inviting artists to design creative green spaces where residents can gather, reflect and recharge.

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Keeping downtown commerce vibrant by attracting residents and guests to visit Wayzata’s premier shops, restaurants, cafes, and gathering spots.