Raising Awareness and Philanthropic Funds for Panoway

Improving Wayzata's Lakefront

About Panoway

Since the discovery of Lake Minnetonka, its northern shore on Wayzata Bay has become a lakeside playground and gathering place where its wonders were enjoyed by all. Over time, it attracted residents and curious visitors whose experiences developed unique and cherished memories of grand views, a boardwalk, a Depot Park, a bandstand, quaint shops, unparalleled fishing and a boater's paradise on the foundation of its rich history.


After years of public input, professional studies and creative design possibilities, the City of Wayzata moved forward with a $12M plan to repair infrastructure and improve its Lake Street walkways and bikeways, build safer RR crossings, and create a lakeside park including a playful children's fountain, all of which was completed in 2020.

Thanks to $1M in lead gifts from two Wayzata donors it then completed a $11M plan for the 100-year dream for a lakeside boardwalk, now called the Lakewalk, together with the renovation of deteriorating public docks at Broadway Ave. and the Depot.

On the Horizon

Let's get this visionary project completed! Your donation can help us raise the $11M which will preserve Wayzata's history by restoring the lakefront ecology repurposing the Section Foreman House, now named the Sandvold Learning Center, and improving the Depot Park and gardens. Completion will provide the new Eco Park rounding out environmental educational opportunities for all.


The Wayzata Conservancy needs your help to complete Panoway!

All of our kind donors are challenging you to help raise the $8M needed to complete the Panoway Vision.

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