Lake of Isles – connected to Cedar Lake and Lake Calhoun by canals. LOI is excellent for canoeing and is home to winter ice skating and hockey. A walking path and one-way cycling path are located along the 2.9 mile shoreline. For more information on LOI and the off-leash dog park located near its south shore, click on: www.minneapolisparks.org/default.asp?PageID=4&parkid=258
For information on the canoe racks, click on: www.minneapolisparks.org/default.asp?PageID=26#canoe
Cedar Lake – located west of Lake of the Isles. The lake has 3 sandy beaches: Cedar Point, Cedar South, and East Cedar. For more information on Cedar Lake, click on: www.minneapolisparks.org/default.asp?PageID=4&parkid=261
Tennis – Kenwood Park is home to six tennis courts, the largest bank of tennis courts in the Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board (MPRB) system. The courts were reconstructed in 2007 as a result of a unique partnership between the MPRB, the United States Tennis Association (USTA), and Support the Courts Foundation (which conducted the fundraising effort for the project).
Play on the Kenwood courts is free and open to the public, on a first-come, first-served basis; there are no reservations. Players are asked to limit their playing time to one hour, as a courtesy to others who may be waiting for a court. Summer lessons are offered by the MPRB and The InnerCity Tennis Program. For more MPRB tennis information, go to: www.minneapolisparks.org/default.asp?PageID=776. For more InnerCity Tennis information, go to: www.innercitytennis.org
Tremendous thanks to the Kenwood & Lowry Hill Neighborhood Associations and the generosity of hundreds of individual donors and volunteers who contributed to this project. Support the Courts Foundation continues to work raising funds to rebuild courts in other Minneapolis neighborhoods, using Kenwood as a blueprint. As of Summer 2011, Support the Courts Foundation has reconstructed 25 tennis courts in Kenwood, Webber, Pershing, Powderhorn & Lake Hiawatha Parks.
BICYCLE / PEDESTRIAN TRAILS
Kenilworth Trail –
The Kenilworth Trail is a paved bicycle trail in Minneapolis, Minnesota. It runs nearly 1.5 miles (2.4 km) and acts as a connector between the Cedar Lake Trail in the north and the Midtown Greenway in the south.
Cedar Lake Trail –
Also known as America’s first bicycle freeway, the Cedar Lake Trail is a 3.5 mile path connecting St Louis Park with Downtown and the Mississippi River.
Kenwood Recreation Center/Kenwood Park – located at 2101 W. Franklin Ave. For more information on the activities offered and the amenities available:
At the Rec center, click on: www.minneapolisparks.org/default.asp?PageID=88&parkid=159
At the Park, click on: www.minneapolisparks.org/default.asp?PageID=4&parkid=177