Neighborhood association contact
The Lake Forest Neighborhood boasts one of the oldest neighbors' groups in St. Louis Park. The group was formed in the 1950s. Since 1996, the neighborhood association has hosted an annual summer gathering.
Sharon Abelson, president — 952.927.0410
City council ward
The Lake Forest Neighborhood is in Ward 1.
For your council representative's name, go to the
city council page. Boundaries
North: Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad
South: Twin Lake, Cedarwood Road, Barry Street West
East: France Avenue South
West: Highway 100 Neighborhood characteristics
Population: 602 (2010 Census)
Size: 197.6 acres, 12 blocks
Schools: Benilde-St. Margaret's School is located in the neighborhood
Neighborhood park: Twin Lakes Park
Parks and open space: 22 percent
Commercial/industrial: 0 percent
Housing: 196 single-family homes
Average year built (single-family homes) — 1951
Subdivided: Late 1930s with a few houses being built each year until fully developed
Located in the neighborhood: Twin Lake
What is the difference between community and neighborhood sidewalks?
are located on streets that are directly adjacent to community or area destinations, such as the library, schools, retail areas, parks, regional trails, transit nodes and places of worship. Most of these sidewalks are located along roadways that have high traffic volumes.
Neighborhood sidewalks are all other sidewalks in the city. They provide accessibility for pedestrians within the immediate area and feed into the community sidewalk system. These sidewalks are generally located on lower volume roads.
What's the Adopt-a-Park or Garden Program?
We hope you’ll consider adopting a park or garden near you! Monitor one as a family, community group, neighborhood, church or business. It’s a great way to get outdoors and take pride in the community you live in. We just ask that you visit the park twice a month through September to pick up litter and check for damage. (Assignments can be arranged around summer vacation schedules.) For more information, contact Volunteer Coordinator Laura Smith at 952.928.2847 or
What are the rules for posting signs in St. Louis Park?
Open house, for sale, for rent and other temporary signs cannot be posted on public property, trees or the public right-of-way, including curbside areas of lawns, utility poles and traffic signs. City ordinance also regulates the size and placement of permanent signs. For more information, contact Zoning Administrator Gary Morrison at 952.924.2592 or