Community for The Commons is a 501(c)(3) Minnesota-based non-profit organization, formed in 2015 as a park conservancy by a group of Lake Minnetonka area residents. The organization is dedicated to the long-term enhancement and improvement of Excelsior’s Commons Park for the enjoyment of residents, guests and the surrounding community.

The short-term goal is to assist in the development and funding of a detailed, prioritized Commons Master Plan. The master plan will be developed in collaboration with the City of Excelsior’s council, staff and park commission with input from Excelsior residents, South Lake Minnetonka residents and major stakeholders with assistance from professionals in landscape design and architecture. The long-term goal is to generate adequate funds to execute and support the master plan.


Lake Minnetonka Triathlon (photo credit: Sun Sailor)