Located right on the northern edge of the City of Waconia is beautiful Lake Waconia. As the largest lake in Carver County and the second largest in the Twin Cities seven county metropolitan area, Lake Waconia boast many year round activities.
In the summer Lake Waconia hosts a multitude of recreational activities; sailing, boating, fishing, water skiing and swimming, just to name a few. In the spring and fall, the wide-open waters and seasonal winds call wind surfers, sailboarders and sailors from miles around. The maple-basswood trees surrounding Lake Waconia create a fall landscape second to none. Lake Waconia becomes a city unto itself in the winter with thousands of ice-fishing houses forming a community of anglers enjoying a Minnesota winter.
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Trails and Parks
A multitude of trails and parks including a regional park, a local community center, and access to quality healthcare make Waconia a wonderful place for healthy living.
More info: City Trails and County Parks
Safari Island Community Center
Expect heart-pounding excitement and thrill-packed discoveries on your expedition through Safari Island. It's centerpiece is a large aquatic center with an eight lane Olympic size pool and a leisure pool with a two story water slide, water play fountains and zero-depth water entry. The facility also includes a children's play structure, four-court gymnasium, fitness center, and elevated running track.
For more information, call the hotline at 952-442-0695 or checkout the website at: safariisland.net
Waconia is located right in the center of Carver County and is one of the most beautiful natural rural areas in Minnesota. Enjoy the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum in Chanhassen, Lowry Nature Center and the Carver Park Reserve near Victoria and Baylor Park Reserve in Young America. Popular activities include bird watching, hiking, biking, and cross-country skiing. Follow the links below for additional recreational opportunities. Enjoy your visit!
Old Log Theater
Chanhassen Dinner Theater
Mall of America
Nickle Dickle Day
September 14, 2013
Come and enjoy our annual community celebration held each September. Events include an Arts and Crafts Fair in City Square Park, music on the streets and in City Square, headquarters for the day's events. You won't want to miss our Annual Classic Car and Truck Show or our three-on-three basketball tournament.
Carver County Fair
August 7 - 11, 2013
Waconia hosts one of Minnesota's top county fairs, drawing about 80,000 people each year. The Carver County Fair boasts large livestock and open class exhibits; along with 4-H, FFA and educational displays.Grandstand events include tractor and truck pulls and a demolition derby. For more information, call the fair office 952-442-2333 or visit www.carvercountyfair.com