Yesterday we told you about a place to cool off near Shakopee. Today we tell you about another great place, this time on the other side of the metro. The Lake Elmo Park Reserve is part of the Washington County Park System. Lake Elmo Park Reserve features a man-made two-acre swimming pond that is chlorinated and filtered. Hours for the beach are 9 am to 9 pm (8 pm August 1 – Labor Day). Lifeguards on duty daily, 12 to 8 pm (weather permitting). There is a charge to get into the Washington County Parks, however it is quite reasonable. The daily Park permit is $5 per auto or $25 for an annual permit. If you need a break from swimming there is also a great playground not far from the beach.
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Kristi is married with twin girls in high school. She grew up on a small dairy farm, but now lives in the southern suburbs of the Twin Cities. She enjoys finding free or thrifty things to do whether they are outings close to home or last minute adventures to far-away places.
Kristi can also be found enjoying estate sales, attempting to garden, volunteering in the wetlands or a favorite thrift store, or maybe just enjoying a good play in one of the many theatre venues in the area.