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Situated primarily within Anoka County, a small portion of the city of Spring Lake Park, Minnesota crosses over into Ramsey County to the south.

The chief routes through the city are Minnesota State Highways 47 and 65, and County Highway 10. Spring Lake Park abuts Blaine, Fridley, and Mounds View Minneapolis is about twelve miles to the south.

Besides Spring Lake, Spring Lake Park also contains the southern portion of Laddie Lake. Parks, green spaces, and recreational areas within the city include Lakeside Lions Park, Terrace Park, Able Park, Sanburnol Park, John Conde Park, Triangle Memorial Park, and Westwood Park.

Along with Columbia Heights, Fridley, and Hilltop, what is now Spring Lake Park was once part of Manomin County. In 1870, residents of Manomin County petitioned to become a township of Anoka County, and were accepted, dissolving Manomin County. In 1879, the township name was changed to Fridley.

Spring Lake Park began as a real estate development in 1936, and named for the lake that is in the southeast part of what is now the city of Spring Lake Park. Spring Lake Park was incorporated as a village in 1953, and Stanley Dahlmeier was elected its first mayor. The Spring Lake Park Volunteer Fire Department was established in 1944, and the Spring Lake Park High School opened in 1955.

The city's population has remained relatively steady, in the 6,000s, since 1970, after nearly doubling in population between 1960 and 1970. Its peak population was 6,778 in 2000.

Currently, there are two public schools in Spring Lake Park, Park Terrace Elementary School and Spring Lake Park High School, both of which are part of Independent School District #16, also known as Spring Lake Park Schools, which operates two other elementary schools,. an intermediate school, and a middle school in Blaine and Fridley.

The city has a municipal police department, and provides fire and rescue services through the Spring Lake Volunteer Fire Department, which also serves Blaine and Mounds View.

The focus of this guide is on Spring Lake Park, Minnesota. Websites representing the municipaliy or any of its departments or programs are appropriate for this category, as are any Spring Lake Park businesses, organizations, schools, churches, or industries.


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