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Park History



The beach is located on a right of way for Trunk Highway 29. Initially constructed as a wayside rest, the property quickly became popular as a swimming spot. In 1992 Douglas County entered into a 20 year lease agreement with the Minnesota Department of Transportation to improve and operate the facility as a public swimming beach. With assistance from the Alexandria Golden K Kiwanis Club, the property was rebuilt with new restrooms, parking lots, and beach area.

Lakes Area Recreation provides lifeguard services from noon to 7:00 p.m. during the summer swim season whenever daytime temperatures are above 68 degrees.