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Lakeside Commons Park & Beach


  1. Beach / Splash Pad / Dock
  2. Building
  3. Picnic Shelters
  4. Picnic Tables
  5. Playground
  6. Trails
  7. Volleyball
  8. Water

2020 Beach Season Status

Beach Closed for the Season - Sunday, August 30, 2020

Lakeside Commons Beach will officially open for the season on Friday, June 12. With the transition into phase three of Minnesota’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic additional outdoor activities are able to be open. City staff and the Blaine City Council moved to quickly open up this popular amenity for the community.

The city will take a phased approach to opening the beach amenities. Starting on Friday, the beach area will be open and there will be staff on site during beach hours, 10AM – 8PM daily. The beach attendants will to enforce beach rules and remind beach users to follow social distancing guidelines. Please note that the attached Lakeside Commons Park closes at 9PM daily, which is one hour earlier than other City of Blaine parks.

At this time, only the beach will be open. The splash pad, boathouse, restrooms, volleyball court, and changing facilities will remain closed. The city is projecting a downturn in revenue due to COVID-19 and each amenity brings added costs in terms of staffing and operation. The city is glad to be able to open the beach and additional amenities will be evaluated as the season continues.

When using the beach and park please remember to maintain six feet of distance between other park users. Also please remember to pick up after your group when using the park. There have been several reports from park users and neighbors about large amounts of trash left in the park. Please help by picking up trash and putting it in the garbage and recycling cans.

Finally, the police department receives many calls each summer about individuals jumping off the nearby bridge into the lake. Jumping off the bridge is not allowed. Please make sure to report any jumping you see by calling the police.

Park Amenities

Park Amenities feature public beach, splash pad, beach house, boathouse with concessions, playground, volleyball court and a rentable picnic pavilion.

Rentals available during boathouse hours.
  • Canoes
  • Kayaks
  • Chess pieces for stone chess tables
Parking permits are required for all vehicles. Permits are available onsite. Blaine residents are free with proof of residency. Non-residents are $10 per day or $30 for a season pass. Cash, Visa, Mastercard, and Discover are accepted.

Lakeside Commons Park is located off on Lakes Parkway east just ¾ of a mile east from Radisson Road.

Cash, Visa, Mastercard, and Discover are accepted for parking, concessions, and rentals.

Lakeside Commons Park Rules

  • Beach Hours: 10AM - 8PM
  • Warning: No lifeguard on duty, swim at your own risk. 
  • Children under 12 years of age must be actively supervised by an adult. 
  • All children requiring diapers must have diapers exclusively made for swimming. 
  • No hanging on the buoys or ropes. 
  • No swimming outside established hours or outside the designated swimming area.
  • No inflatable or buoyant objects, except for U.S Coast Guard approved life jackets or vests.
  • No pets allowed on the swimming beach premises, except for those used for seeing-eye or disability assistance animals.
  • No littering, glass bottles, or sharp objects allowed on the beach or swim area. Please keep the beach clean.
  • No smoking on the beach or swim area.
Violators of city ordinance #10-2206 are subject to penalties.  Thank you for your cooperation.