Golden Valley Takes Steps Toward Resolving Issues at Unofficial Beach on Twin Lake
This week the Golden Valley city council took a step toward resolving some of the problems that have festered around an unofficial beach on Twin Lake.
The beach is in Theodore Wirth Park and has been problematic for decades. This past summer, complaints about indecent exposure and drug use arose at the beach.
The park straddles the two cities, and there’s never been a formal arrangement for who is responsible for some of the policing and upkeep. The park is operated by the Minneapolis Park Board. This week the council passed a memorandum of understanding between the city and Minneapolis Park Board to establish a groundwork for the two entities to work together to maintain and police the park. After the Minneapolis Park Board approves the same memorandum of understanding, the two entities can begin working together on project agreements to determine who is responsible for issues like vegetation removal and 911 response.
Council members mentioned they would like to have a plan in place before the summer.