Coming Soon to Lakeshore Park

Medina is adding new features to Lakeshore Park, including a small watercraft storage rack.  Due to the limited number of spaces, we’re launching a lottery enrollment for seasonal small watercraft storage permits.  Eight seasonal small watercraft racks will soon be available for Medina residents to utilize.

Vessels may be up to 20 feet long, 34 inches wide, and 20 inches deep.  Each rack can hold one watercraft and the total weight placed on the rack is not to exceed 150 pounds.  All watercraft owners of vessels over 10ft long are required to show proof of current Minnesota Watercraft License from the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.

All vessels stored in the City’s storage racks must be stored upside-down to avoid filling with water.  Small watercraft owners will be responsible for supplying their own locking system to secure their vessel to their designated rack; and removing their vessel by no later than November 1.  Watercraft vessels or other equipment illegally locked or left in any other public area (other than a designated small watercraft rack); or left in any public area from November 1 to April 29, will be considered abandoned property and disposed of in accordance with state and local laws.

Registrants who are not awarded a rack during the lottery will be added to a numerical waiting list, which will be used if racks become available during the summer season.

Registrants who submit a complete application outside of the lottery window will be added to the numerical waiting list on a first-come, first-served basis, which will be used if racks become available during the summer season.  In the event there is no waiting list, the City reserves the right to rent a second rack per property/household.

The seasonal lottery will be open to Medina residents, only, from January 1 through March 31, each year, with priority given to off-water residents.  Only one rack will be awarded per property/household.  Only one entry per property/household.  The storage racks are intended for one canoe, sailboard, paddle board or kayak storage only (no other watercrafts are permitted).  The racks are for seasonal use from May 1 through October 31.  Lottery winners will be contacted by e-mail after April 15.

Lakeshore Park is a quiet oasis.  The lake is gorgeous. The playground equipment is quaint.  And soon we will offer comfortable decks for people to enjoy the views.  It is just one of the many wonderful parks that our City offers to its residents.  The upgrades will be a great amenity for the community.

For questions, or to enter your name into the lottery, please contact Lisa DeMars at


  • Limit ONE entry per person and household.
  • Limit ONE storage spot per person and household, per season.

To ENTER the seasonal watercraft storage lottery please email completed application form to lisa.demars@medinamn.govThe subject line must read: Small Watercraft Lottery.

The following documentation is required for those who win a rack through the lottery system.

  • Completed application form.
  • Proof of residency (this may include a driver’s license, school I.D., current piece of mail, etc.)
  • Proof of current Minnesota Watercraft Registration from the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, if applicable.
  • A Color photograph of the small watercraft – side/length view is required.

Permitted small watercrafts may be placed on the Kayak Racks beginning May 1 and must be removed by October 31.  Watercraft without permits, or those remaining on the racks past November 1, will be considered abandoned property, and will be disposed of.