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Land & Climate

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The Metropolitan Area

updated: Thursday, September 18, 2014

St. Louis Park is located immediately west of Minneapolis; we're part of the Twin Cities metropolitan area, which includes Minneapolis, St. Paul and suburbs. To learn more about things to do in St. Louis Park, Minneapolis and St. Paul, visit their convention and visitors' bureau sites:



Location

updated: Thursday, August 28, 2014

Excelsior & GrandSt. Louis Park is a first-ring suburb located immediately west of Minneapolis, Minnesota. Other cities bordering St. Louis Park are: Golden Valley and Minnetonka (west) and Hopkins and Edina (south).

St. Louis Park is located in Hennepin County.



Land Facts

updated: Tuesday, September 02, 2014

General Information

  • Total square miles - 10.67
  • Land devoted to parks/open space - 750 acres
  • Overall residential density - 4,100 persons per square mile 

St. Louis Park has two distinct landscape regions:

  • The area north of Minnetonka Boulevard is generally characterized by rolling uplands with intermittent ponds and wetlands.
  • The area south of Minnetonka Boulevard has nearly level to gently rolling topography with intermittent ponds and wetlands.

Minnehaha Creek meanders through St. Louis Park along its southwestern and southern boundaries. In addition, St. Louis Park has a number of small lakes/ponds including:

  • Westwood Lake
  • Bass Lake
  • Hannan Lake
  • Meadowbrook Lake
  • Cobble Crest Lake
  • Cedar Manor Lake
  • Victoria Lake
  • Twin Lakes

The topographic variation within St. Louis Park is about 130 feet

  • Highest point - Westwood Hills Environmental Education Center
  • Lowest area - Bass Lake basin



Streets

updated: Tuesday, September 16, 2014

In 1933, Carol W. Hurd (who became mayor in 1952) headed a committee to rename St. Louis Park's then erratically named streets. The committee decided on a system of alphabetical north/south streets and numbered east/west streets. The second alphabet uses names from states and Canadian provinces; the third alphabet commemorates historic or patriotic...


Land Use in the Park

updated: Monday, September 08, 2014

Land Use

     
Single Family Residential - 33.67 percent      
Street Right-of-Way - 22.10 percent      
Parks - 11.47 percent      
Commercial - 5.65 percent      
Apartments - 4.39 percent      
Golf Courses - 4.23 percent      
Office - 2.54 percent      
Railroad - 2.27 percent      
Vacant - 2.10 percent      
Schools - 1.71 percent      
Townhomes - 1.49 percent      
Hospital & Medical - 0.84 percent      
Religious Institutions - 0.69 percent      
Duplexes - 0.64 percent      
Community Centers - 0.46 percent      
Nursing Homes - 0.33 percent      
Other Civic Uses - 0.32 percent      

 



Weather

updated: Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Normal Daily Temperatures - Twin Cities Average Snowfall in the Twin Cities

Normal Snowfall - Twin Cities   Inches of Snow (Average)  
January   13.5  
February   8.2  
March   10.4  
April   3.1  
October   0.6  
November   10.0  
December   10.0  

 

Month   High Average Temp. (F) Low Average Temp. (F)
January   21.9 4.3
February   28.4 11.8
March   40.6 23.5
 April   57.0 36.2
May   70.1 48.5
June   79.0 57.8
July   83.3 63.0
August   80.4 60.8
September   71.1 50.8
October   58.4 38.9
November   40.1 24.8
December   26.4 10.9



More Links

St. Louis Park City Hall
5005 Minnetonka Blvd.
St. Louis Park, MN 55416
Phone: (952) 924-2500 Email: info@stlouispark.org