In 1959, the City of Minnetonka received plans for its first park, Gro Tonka. Today, the city maintains five community parks and 44 neighborhood parks - and Gro Tonka is still with us.
Green Circle ParkAmenities:
- Picnic Area
- Walking and Biking Trails (Handicap Accessible)
The almost six miles of trails in Opus are paved. Trails typically cross the roadway under the bridges, so there are just a few at-grade crossings in the entire maze of trails. All the buildings have connections to the trail system. During the winter season, the main trails are plowed after a snowfall of two inches or more.
Access the Opus trails in two places: Smetana Road just east of Feltl Road and Shady Oak Road at Red Circle Drive. Four parking spots are available on Green Circle Drive on the east side of Green Circle Park.
If You Go
- Trails are open 5:00 AM - 10:00 PM
- Benches are occasionally located along the trails
- Four parking spots are available on the east side of Green Circle Park
About the Opus Area
Green Circle Park is located in an area commonly referred to as "Opus," which is a one square-mile of development located in the southeast part of Minnetonka and bounded by Highway 169, Shady Oak Road, Highway 62 and Smetana Road. A unique one-way looped roadway system and a trail system connect the residential, hotel, commercial, light industrial and office buildings, as well as Green Circle Park or “Annies Pond.” The trail system was originally designed as a secondary road system, but now provides a great opportunity for recreation and exercise to the thousands of employees and residents working and living in Opus.