Restored Lilac Park
Where were the seven Lilac Way parks located on Highway 100?
If you grew up in the area, you probably remember the roadside parks with ‘Fred Flintstone’-style picnic tables. The barbecue fireplaces had rounded tops, and were nicknamed ‘The Beehives.”
Only two of the seven parks remain today. Sadly, the other five parks were razed for Highway 100 reconstruction.
Check out the map to see their locations and get more info.
Join the groundswell to save and restore Lilac Way’s Graeser Park.
One of only two beehive fireplaces left in the U.S. is located in Graeser Park in Robbinsdale, Minnesota.
St. Louis Park, Minnesota has restored the other beehive, now in Lilac Park.
Encourage the St. Louis Park City Council to save Lilac Way’s Rock Island.
This 1939 Rock Island used to be part of the large original Lilac Park on Minnetonka Boulevard in St. Louis Park, Minnesota.
Also known as Monkey Island and Hidden Park, the large rock garden on the North end of park is hidden by a noise wall. We’d like the City of St. Louis Park to request that MnDOT transfer owner to SLP, so it can be restored.
In 2008, the beehive fireplace in the South section of the original Lilac Park was moved and restored.