Woodland is part of the "Big Woods" that once stretched from Owatonna to St. Cloud.  The first dwelling was constructed in Woodland in 1867.  Woodland was settled in 1882 by year-round residents.  The Village of Woodland was incorporated in December 1948. 

Woodland is a residential community on the shores of Lake Minnetonka, with over a century of occupancy since the land was purchased from the Native Americans.  The knob which once existed at the end of Breezy Point Road was a center for Indian rites and a landmark known as Spirit Knob.  Records tell of white visitors in 1853.   The Milwaukee Railroad and later the streetcar ran through the southern part of the City.  The station still stands at Maplewood Road. 

The area of Woodland is approximately .8 square miles.  Approximately 3.6 miles of public roads and 5.9 miles of shoreline on Lake Minnetonka.

The Woodland City Hall is situated near the shores of Lake Minnetonka's Carson's Bay.  It is located just off of Minnetonka Boulevard at 20225 Cottagewood Road in Deephaven. 

Our resident population in the City of Woodland is reported from the 2000 census.

Our form of government is a Statutory City with a weak Mayor-Council plan.  Which means, the powers of the mayor is not greater than those of any other member of the council, with the exception of the mayor's role as presiding officer at council meetings and several minor duties.  Additionally, individual council members do not hold specific administrative powers.

City Government is made up of a five member Council.


Jim Doak  - 2016


Council Members: 

Tom Newberry - 2016

Sliv Carlson - 2016

Chris Rich - 2014

John Massie - 2014


Office Hours

Monday - Friday: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM


Summer Office Hours

Memorial Day through Labor Day. 

Monday - Thursday: 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM 
              Friday: 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM