All Shorewood playgrounds are compliant with the Americans With Disability Act (ADA) rules that were in place when the playground was initially installed. As playgrounds are rehabbed or reconstructed they are designed to today's ADA standards. This means that the playground surface materials are updated to be wheelchair accessible, the physical design of the structure is compliant, and adaptive or inclusive play equipment are added in each park.
- Manor Park was constructed in 2013 as a wheelchair-accessible play structure and the appropriate wheelchair-accessible surfacing connects the paths with the adaptive/inclusive swings.
- Badger Park was upgraded in 2019-2020. In addition to the new ADA-compliant play structure, restrooms, and trails, it also includes poured-in-place rubber surfacing, adaptive swings, and a merry-go-all.
- Silverwood Park was upgraded in 2021-2022 and includes accessible sidewalk connections between the parking area, play structure, and adaptive/inclusive swings. The City also added musical toys in and around the ADA-compliant play structure and new wheelchair-accessible surfacing. The exception in Silverwood is that approaches to the hillside slides are not ADA accessible as they are built into the existing slopes.
Organics drop-offs for residents
Two parks, Freeman Park and South Shore Community Park will get resident organic drop-off carts in March 2022. The drop sites are free, but registration will be required to get the lock combination and organics recycling instructions. Watch for more information soon!
The City of Shorewood has six parks totaling approximately 100 acres. Our parks offer picnic areas, playground equipment, tennis courts, ball fields, basketball courts, volleyball courts, a skate park, walking trails and ice skating rinks. As playground and park equipment is updated, the facilities are all upgraded to be accessible according to ADA guidelines.
Summer 2022 Park & Recreation Programs
Snap pictures of wildlife, friends and family, amenities, or whatever you want in Shorewood Parks! Include a hashtag with the name of the park and #ShorewoodParks when you post on social media so we can follow the fun in all of our parks!
Facebook: City of Shorewood
Badger Park - 5745 Country Club Rd, #BadgerPark
Cathcart Park - 26655 W. 62nd Street, #CathercartPark
Christmas Lake Public Access - Minnesota DNR, Access regulations
Crescent Beach - Birch Bluff Rd, #CrescentBeach
From County Road 19 - Turn West on Pleasant Avenue. Turn Right on Birch Bluff Road. The beach is located straight ahead about 1 block.
Freeman Park - 6000 Eureka Road, #FreemanPark
Gideon Glen - 5620 County Road 19, #GideonGlen
Manor Park - 20630 Manor Road, #ManorPark
Silverwood Park - 5755 Covington Road, #SilverwoodPark (playground closed 9/27/21 until spring 2022)
South Shore Community Park - 5355 St. Alban's Bay Road, #SouthShorePark