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Spring Lake Park

City of Spring Lake Park

Spring Lake Park is a city in Anoka and Ramsey counties in the state of Minnesota. The population was 6,412 at the 2010 census. The city is located mainly within Anoka County. Minnesota State Highways 47 and 65 and County Highway 10 are three of the main routes in the city.

Geography
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.07 square miles (5.36 km2), of which 1.98 square miles (5.13 km2) is land and 0.09 square miles (0.23 km2) is water.

Highway 65–Central Avenue NE runs north–south through the middle of Spring Lake Park. County Highway 10 passes through the northeast portion of the city.

Highway 47–University Avenue NE runs north–south along Spring Lake Park’s western boundary line with adjacent city of Fridley.

Osborne Road runs east–west along Spring Lake Park’s southern boundary line with adjacent city of Fridley.

Sanburnol Drive–85th Avenue NE runs east–west along Spring Lake Park’s northern boundary line with adjacent city of Blaine.

Nearby places include Blaine, Mounds View, Fridley, and Coon Rapids.

Notable people

  • David Backes, NHL Player, attended Spring Lake Park High School. Not born but grew up here.
  • Sharon L. Coleman, politician
  • Donald J. Frank, former State Senator
  • Alice Johnson, State Senator.
  • Erin Koegel, State Representative.
  • Brian Leonhardt, NFL player, attended Spring Lake Park High School.
  • Paul McCarron, politician
  • Pam Wolf, former State Senator.
  • Casey Post, former hockey stand-out.
  • Troy Merritt, golfer

Tower Days
The community celebration began in 1972 with many activities scheduled around the beach area at Spring Lake. After painting the water tower in 1976, the committee decided to use it as the theme for the community celebration. Since that time, the celebration is referred to as Tower Days.

Most activities are free with a donation for a Tower Days button. The Lions, VFW, area businesses, city residents, council members and city staff work together to provide a great community celebration.

Carry ins are not allowed at Lakeside Lions Park.

References:

“Spring Lake Park, Minnesota” │ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spring_Lake_Park,_Minnesota

“Tower Days” │ https://slprec.org/parksrec/page/tower-days

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