Are you planning to stay in town for the Memorial Day weekend? If so, here are a few activities you can enjoy in Eden Prairie for the remainder of the weekend.
Memorial Day Celebration
A Memorial Day Ceremony takes place at 11 a.m. Monday, May 29, at the Eden Prairie Veterans Memorial in Purgatory Creek Park, 13001 Technology Drive.
The event will include the Viking Squadron Civil Air Patrol cadets posting and retrieving the Colors, the Eden Prairie Police Reserves Honor Guard raising the Colors to full staff, a performance by the Eden Prairie Community Band, and vocal renditions of “The Star-Spangled Banner” and “America the Beautiful” by Julie Tuck. Additionally, Rob Estrine will perform “Taps.”
Vietnam War veteran Gary Nash will be the keynote speaker. EPLN reporter Jim Bayer wrote a story on the Chanhassen resident earlier this week.
The Eden Prairie Veterans Memorial Committee hosts the annual ceremony.
Mayor Ron Case will make the opening remarks, and Kevin Rofidal, the Veterans Memorial chair, will make the closing remarks. Pastor Rod Anderson will give the invocation.
Bryant Lake Beach
Swimming at Bryant Lake Regional Park, 6800 Rowland Road, Eden Prairie, opened for the season on Saturday, May 27.
The beach, with its sandy bottom, is now open for the season from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily until Labor Day. Please note that the beach is unguarded. Additionally, the park offers various amenities such as disc golf, boating, paddling, geocaching, and is also home to the Twin Cities Youth Rowing Club.
Cool off at the Miller Park and Round Lake splash pads, now open for the summer season from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily.
Both splash pads are free to use.
Nesbitt Preserve Park will also feature its own splash pad opening in early June.
The city’s Riley Lake and Round Lake beaches are anticipated to open on June 17. Swimming at both those beaches is currently “at your own risk.”
The Eden Prairie Lions Club’s annual Schooner Days will roll into town next weekend at Round Lake Park, 16691 Valley View Road.
Hours are 4 to 11 p.m. Friday, June 2, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday, June 3, and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, June 4.
Activities include carnival rides, children’s games, bingo, a beer garden, and a pickleball tournament on June 3.
A new addition this year is a vendor marketplace featuring specialty foods, juried arts and crafts, and hand-picked retailers. The marketplace will be open from 4 to 9 p.m. on Friday, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturday, and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday.
There will be a courtesy shuttle from the Community Center and High School parking lots.
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