Welcome to Mound
A lake community with a small-town atmosphere.
Mound is roughly 20 miles west of Minneapolis, on the shores of Lake Minnetonka, and full of numerous parks and trails. The Village of Mound was established in 1912 and named for the Dakota burial grounds highlighted by its shore's unique bluffs. There’s so much rich history in this town that makes it special. The Tonka Toys factory, located on Harrison Bay, manufactured more toy trucks than any other company. In the 1960s, at least 50,000 toy vehicles were manufactured daily by 1,000 employees. Additionally, the Andrews Sisters – a popular singing group in the early 1900s – lived in Mound from 1917 to 1931 during the summer.
This town's quiet and established neighborhoods feature single-family homes and newer developments that offer luxurious properties and elegant townhomes.
What to Love
Residents of Mound Westonka love the small-town feel this lake community offers. This active and established community, unique character, and lakes are typical of Minnesotan geography. Downtown features an eclectic mixture of businesses; many companies are locally owned and add to the already welcoming atmosphere of this long-standing community. The addition of local events adds inclusivity to the atmosphere.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
Residents can access the central downtown area along Shoreline Drive and Commerce Boulevard, which features an eclectic spot for restaurants and shopping.
is one of many businesses here. This inviting spot offers American-style food with the perfect view of the Dakota Rail Trail. Their featured items include weekly specials, the Big Dakota burger, and a lamb burger. Many of the ingredients come from Gale Woods Farm, which is located just a few miles away and is also accessible from the bike trail.
Nearby is the Back Channel Brewing Company
. This new addition to the area is a stylish contemporary brewery with various brews on tap. They also offer gourmet food trucks that provide unique and gourmet eats on an ever-changing basis. Surfside Bar and Grill
is another popular spot that is locally owned and operated. Their full menu, happy hour specials, and lively atmosphere make this the perfect place to gather with family and friends.
One of the most unique dining spots in Mound is Al & Alma’s
. Their charter and public cruises offer delicious food and drinks while enjoying the lake's natural beauty. Cruises take place on first-class luxury yachts and provide a delightful selection of menu items. The supper club offers a tried and true menu of local favorites and classic dishes that will please every palate.
Things to Do
Residents of Mound Westonka enjoy various things to do and an annual event calendar that includes exciting community celebrations. Spirit of the Lakes is held each June and features a grand parade, arts-and-crafts vendors, craft beer, and historical boat tours. During the festival, there’s also a Minnesota Wakesurf Championship held at Surfside Park Beach. Surfside Park Beach
offers residents plenty of sandy beaches to enjoy, swimming, winter sports, and playgrounds. The Mound Docks and Commons Program helps ensure that the lake, parks, and beaches are available for all residents.
The New Mound Farmer’s Market
is a lovely weekly spot to enjoy locally grown fresh produce, baked goods, unique handmade products, maple syrup, and more. The local vendors and shops change with the seasons and consistently provide new and exciting offerings. The Fireman’s Fish Fry and Dance
is another popular event in June. The event includes dinner, dancing, live music, and various children’s activities like face painting, an ice cream stand, and moonlight dancing.
Residents of Mound Westonka attend the Westonka School District
. There are two elementary schools, one middle school, and one high school. These include: