Lakeshore Learning Center
The Wayzata Conservancy in partnership with the City of Wayzata has been working for nearly a decade to evaluate the needs of the community and to develop a plan to restore, protect and enhance a treasured asset for our community and broader region: Wayzata’s downtown lakefront. The initiative, known as Panoway on Wayzata Bay, solicited input from thousands of people through years of public and private events, meetings and conversations. The Lake Effect plan created a new vision for Wayzata’s waterfront, an experience that brings people together to relax, refresh and reconnect with each other, while preserving and protecting this resource for generations to come. The public phase of this project – called Panoway on Wayzata Bay – Phase I was completed in September 2020 & we received a $4million dollar grant from the State of Minnesota jump starting our efforts for Phase II.
When complete, Panoway will offer the community new and restored parks and greenspace, a boardwalk along the lakefront, renovated historical landmarks, educational programming, and inspirational spaces that invite personal reflection and community connection. In 2022 we plan to complete the adaptive re-use of the Section Foremans House to a Lakeshore Learning Center providing programming for all ages around history and the environment. This includes a STEM program in partnership with Wayzata Public Schools and the Y of North.