Improve Gleason Lake

All donations go directly to improve and preserve the lake and its watershed.

Items of Note:

  • BOATERS: The ramp will close on November 1. Please schedule a time to use the ramp by filing out our form – Launch Usage Request.
  • On March 25, ice out was declared. 2021 donation letters were mailed at the beginning of April.
  • Weed spraying forms were due to Midwest Aqua Care by March 15. If you missed the deadline, it may be possible to still get the second treatment. Please contact us, so we can assist you. More information on weed spraying can be found on Lake Health & Permits Page. For homeowners that paid for treatment, the first treatment is scheduled for the week of June 15.
  • Reminder: No Wake Zone between the bridge/ south of peninsula.
  • If you are Gleason Lake resident and need to get your boat on the lake, please visit the Boaters page and fill out the Launch Usage Form at the bottom of the page.
  • Our Spring Open Meeting was held virtually on March 3. If you missed the meeting, you can view our slide show for additional information: 2021 Spring Open Meeting.
  • Reminder: No Wake Zone between the bridge/ south of peninsula.
  • Did you know you can adopt a drain?  Join the Minnehaha Creek Watershed District efforts to adopt a drain in your neighborhood to help keep the watershed clean.  It’s easy, sign up at the following link, confirm your address and drain to adopt, and then enter how much debris you remove.  Then tell your friends.  People all over the Twin Cities can be part of this effort.


To improve and preserve the beauty and quality of Gleason Lake and its watershed for the present and future.

To promote education in best management practices.

To work with other organizations and governmental agencies with similar objectives.

About Gleason Lake:

  • Gleason Lake borders Minnetonka, Plymouth, and Wayzata, Minnesota.
  • 3.89 miles of lakeshore
  • 160 acres of water area plus adjacent 14 acre wetland
  • Maximum depth of 16 feet; Average depth 5-10 feet
  • Volume: 400 million gallons
  • Gleason Lake Watershed: 3,900 acres, located primarily (95%) in Plymouth, with portions in Minnetonka and Wayzata. Involves an estimated 3,000 homes.
  • Gleason Lake is part of the Minnehaha Creek Watershed District. The health of Gleason Lake affects Lake Minnetonka (Wayzata Bay), Minnehaha Creek and the Mississippi River to the Gulf of Mexico.