Bennett Lake

A 25-acre lake surrounded by Roseville’s Central Park with paths and a fishing pier.

Bennett Lake is the start of a chain of lakes that ultimately drains to Grass Lake. The City of Roseville’s Central Park surrounds Bennett Lake. It has a fishing pier and provides canoeing opportunities. Additionally, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources uses Bennett Lake as a fish rearing pond.

Lake facts

  • Tributary area: 721 acres
  • Downstream waterbody: Lake Owasso
  • DNR code: 62‑0048P (click for LakeFinder data)
  • Surface area: 25 acres
  • Maximum depth: 9 feet
  • MPCA designations: Shallow lake; impaired for excess nutrients and mercury; at risk for chloride
  • Accountable municipalities: Roseville, Ramsey County
  • Nutrient water quality classification: Impaired

Water Quality

The following graphs show the growing season average measurements in Bennett Lake for chlorophyll-a, total phosphorus and secchi transparency. Bennett Lake is sampled for water quality parameters every two weeks from May through September. Bennett Lake was listed as impaired for excess nutrients in 2006.

Past projects

Bennett Lake

Grace Church

Bennett Lake, Lake Owasso, Lake Wabasso

Lake Owasso Chain Carp Management

The Owasso Chain of Lakes: Reducing the carp population to improve water quality