This impressive pond began life as a much-needed fishery, sharing the responsibility of supporting regular fresh fish stocks with the nearby Bishop's Pool and Minister Pool.
But it later became a mill pond serving the industrial needs of Stowe Mill before being turned, in 1856, into a reservoir by the South Staffordshire Waterworks Company.
Nowadays it is no longer needed as a reservoir so Stowe Pool, which measures some 1,500 feet long, 330 feet wide and has a depth of up to 23 feet, has become a public amenity, providing leisure facilities for local people since 1968.
The pool supports a large variety of fish including carp, bream, tench and roach, with fishing permits available from a ranger on site. It also has a large population of white-clawed crayfish which resulted in the pool being designated as a Site of Special Scientific Interest.
Visitors to Stowe Pool may also be lucky enough to see some of the frequent species of wildfowl, including swans, moorhens, coots and grebes.
And those same visitors are now being asked by Lichfield District Council, which owns and manages the pool, to help shape the future of the vital recreational facility.
The council is exploring ways of improving Stowe Pool, which holds nearly 50 million gallons of water, and is working on a bid to Heritage Lottery Fund in the hope of securing up to £1 million.
And it is calling on the views of local people by holding a drop-in workshop at the Discovery Hub in Beacon Park, Lichfield, on Saturday 28 November, between 10am and 3pm.
People urged to attend meeting at Beacon Park
Among the hoped-for improvements are a new entrance, refurbished paths, and a new play area.
In the meantime, there is still much for visitors to enjoy at Stowe Pool. And, if you cannot get to the drop-in event on November 28, you can still give your views by completing an online survey here by Thursday 31 December.