Thanks to Jim Vaughn, Environmental Officer for the City of St. Louis Park, for the following information.
City Pond/Lake vs. Private Pond/Lake Designation
In an attempt to classify surface waters as either public or private, staff has come up with the following designations:
City Lake/Pond = over 50% of surrounding land of lake/pond owned by City of St. Louis Park
Private Lake/Pond = over 50% of surrounding land of lake/pond privately owned
Lakes versus Ponds
Lake = over 2.5 acres in size (standing water) and is considered a “public water”
Pond = less than 2.5 acres in size (standing water); not considered a “public water”
MN DNR Controls and regulates “public waters” for treatments.
Amhurst Pond: Private, .9 acres
Bass Lake: City, 29.3 acres
Blackstone Pond: Private, .4 acres
Browndale: City, 3.8 acres
Candlestick Pond: Private, 2 acres
Cattail: City, 1.4 acres
Cedar Manor: City, 3.5 acres
Cobble Crest Lake: Private, 8 acres. Formerly known as Tinker’s Pond.
Hampshire: City, 1.4 acres
Hannon Lake: Private, 7.1 acres
Kilmer: City, 3.2 acres
Klodt Pond: Private, 1.1 acres
Lamplighter: City, 19.2 acres
Louisiana Oaks: City, 6.3 acres
Meadowbrook Lake: City, 29 acres
Oregon: City, 4.5 acres
Otten: City, 1.7 acres
Shelard: City, .2 acres
South Oak: City, 5.6 acres
32 1/2 & Sumter: City, 1.4 acres
Twin Lake: City, 12.4 acres
Twin Sed: City, 3.7 acres
Utah Pond: Private, 1.2 acres
Victoria Lake: City, 7 acres.
Westdale: City, 2.2 acres
Westling Pond: Private, .9 acres
Westwood Lake: City, 13.5 acres
Wolfe Lake: City, 2.3 acres
Click Here for a map showing the City’s Public Waters Inventory.