Spring is on the horizon in Wayzata and with new warmth comes thoughts of Lake Street, a lake view and Panoway.

Spring Splash – May 14

The Spring Splash is coming to Panoway on Saturday, May 14. This family - friendly event is hosted by the City of Wayzata and the Wayzata Conservancy to highlight the Exploration Camps on the waterfront and many other activities for children and teenagers of all ages.

Event Highlights include:

Fun camp games with the YMCA

Engaging activities with Three Rivers Park District, MNDNR, and the Science Museum with a reading/storytelling corner and art activities provided by Wayzata Public Schools

Sailboat rides from the Wayzata Community Sailing Center

Music with a fun twist!

Food and refreshments

Don’t miss this opportunity to learn about summer activities in Wayzata.

Design for Boardwalk & Community Docks

This spring and summer, the City of Wayzata is focused on updating and confirming the design for the public boardwalk and community docks proposed in the next phase of Panoway of the Panoway on Wayzata Bay initiative.  The new boardwalk will stretch easterly from the Wayzata Depot to the Broadway docks, with a path on land leading to the Section Foreman House.

The work will also include restoration of 2,000 feet of the shoreline to help to help restore the northern lake edge of Lake Minnetonka to its natural state by reintroducing native plants, trees and pollinator habitat with its related ecology.


Section Foreman House Preservation & Renovation

At the same time, the City is moving forward with its work to preserve and restore the historic Section Foreman House. Built by Great Northern Railroad as the railway continued to expand in the early 20th century, the house is nestled between the tracks and Lake Minnetonka at 738 Lake St. N.


With input from a diverse set of community stakeholders, including the Wayzata Historical Society, the City is working to bring this recognized National Historic home back to life. The intention will be to create new vibrant lakefront learning center providing indoor and outdoor classroom and community space as part of the Panoway project and proposed Eco Park that the community will enjoy for generations to come.

Main Level Floor Plan

Interior perspective

Learning rooms

Historic Study


Renovations are planned to start in 2023, following a renewed design process and continued input from residents.

New Panoway District Committee

In addition, the City has created an ad-hoc committee to focused on and provide recommendations for public safety, operations maintenance, and events in and around the new Panoway area. Based on community feedback, the City is currently working on sidewalk signage to make it clear that the bike path is actually a multi-use path for both bikers and walkers. The new images on the pathway should help educate and improve safety in the space.

Spring Panoway Calendar:

May 10 – 31           Active public survey

May 10                    Community – Wide Open House with Civitas

May 14                    Spring Splash!

Mid - June               Community - Wide Open House


Visit Wayzata.org/Panoway to Learn More. https://www.wayzata.org/392/Panoway-on-Wayzata-Bay