ROCK ISLAND ALARM, Oct. 16, 2021
All Lilac Way fans: Join the “Say Yes to Rock Island Park” virtual rally!
Help us show St. Louis Park Mayor Spano and the City Council that our community wants them to say YES, and accept Rock Island park for free from MnDOT. Send your photo today!
ROCK ISLAND ALARM, Oct. 10, 2021
SLP Residents: Urge Mayor Spano and City Council to accept MnDOT offer of free historic Rock Island park, save it from private developer
You only need to click one button to write and send your own email to seven key decision-makers. Super quick and easy.
ROCK ISLAND ALARM, Oct. 3, 2021
MnDOT wants to relinquish ownership of Rock Island; City of St. Louis Park given right of first refusal
In a Sept. 30th meeting with City of St. Louis Park staff, MnDOT gave the City right of first refusal (ROFR) to accept the land for FREE.
Lilac Park, restored
Supporting preservation of two historic 1939 Lilac Way parks
Join the groundswell to restore Graeser Park and its rare beehive fireplace.
Group formed for future Graeser Park fundraising
Help preserve Rock Island and raise awareness of this 1939 park.
Saved from demolition, Rock Island is all that remains of the original Lilac Park on Minnetonka Boulevard. Its oval pool, 10′ footbridge to an island and handcrafted curved stone bench are hidden by a noise wall.
We encourage efforts to preserve and raise awareness for this park.
In 2008, the beehive fireplace in the South section of Lilac Park was moved and restored.
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 with picnic tables. The fireplaces had round tops and were nicknamed ‘beehives.”
Browse the photo albums.
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Start your virtual drive down Lilac Way’s history and parks right here.
RESTORED: Lilac Park (formerly Roadside Park)
St. Louis Park, MN
NEEDS TO BE RESTORED: Graeser Park
NEEDS TO BE PRESERVED: Rock Island
St. Louis Park, MN