Stark's Pond is a boating lake in the town of South Park. It was a popular location for children to visit for camping, fishing, kayaking and ice-skating when the surface freezes over. The pond was destroyed when a Wall-Mart was built on top of it in Season Eight's "Something Wall-Mart This Way Comes". Unusually, despite the basic design of the area in earlier seasons, after its appearance was redesigned and the animation was improved, the old appearance was later used again. The boys bring up Stark's Pond to comfort Kenny in "Kenny Dies", saying they'll go camping there once he's better. Butters usually comes and plays alone in Stark's Pond, as revealed in "Casa Bonita".
Chef drives past awaiting first contact with the aliens, and with Cartman tied to a tree near to Stark's Pond they attract the mothership. It abducts Cartman but not before Kyle convinces Ike to jump to safety. Mr. Garrison and Mr. Hat drive past, agreeing what a strange event it is. Soon after, Wendy offers Stan the chance to kiss, but he vomits over her causing her to leave.
Token is seen throwing stones there.
When Kyle considers owning up to his and the other boys' actions in throwing toilet paper over Mrs. Streibel's house, Cartman takes him to the lake to go boating and have a "chat". During this, Cartman unsuccessfully attempts to murder Kyle by hitting his head with a wiffle bat multiple times.
After Stan and Kenny also agree with Kyle, Cartman invites all three of them to go boating with him, and once again tries unsuccessfully to murder them by hitting them with a wiffle bat.
A man is shown fishing in the pond when two old people in a car take a turn off a bridge and land right on him and the boat, mistakenly thinking that it's the Country Kitchen Buffet parking lot.
Butters reveals he plays there alone sometimes.
Cartman goes to Stark's Pond to tell the other children who are skating on the frozen lake about Mr. Jefferson's house and fairground.
Kyle is making a bad impression on Kenny, Cartman and Stan, making them not look queer, Cartman tries to kill Kyle for not being gay.
Cartman doesn't want to own up about Toilet-Papering Mrs. Dreibel's house, but Kyle does because he says it's the right thing to do. Cartman tries to kill Kyle on the lake, and later tries to kill Stan, Kyle and Kenny.
It is revealed that the new Wall-Mart store has been built on the space once occupied by Stark's Pond. After the store is destroyed it is unseen what becomes of the land.
The Left Hand Killer's work has been indicated to happen due to the looks of a crime scene investigation in that episode.
Stark's Pond is seen the this episode when Stan comes to talk to Jimmy who is sitting on a bench at Stark's Pond next to a green trash can.
Stan is sitting at Stark's pond where Kyle walks over to talk to him but decides it's not worth it. Stan sees a flower as crap on a stem, and a crappy bee.