Who owns Graeser Park after MnDOT completed their restoration project?

This is a common question. Here’s an October 2023 update from Andrea Salo Weber, manager of MnDOT’s Historic Roadside Properties and Waysides Program. MnDOT owns a permanent easement on Graeser Park There are fee title owners of several parcels within the park but the easement includes all rights to construct and maintain the property. It…

A tribute to Kent Brun, Graeser Park supporter and Robbinsdale Lion

Kent Brun supported historic Graeser Park for years by clearing brush, pulling weeds and raising public awareness. 1952-2023 Sadly, Kent passed away on July 8, 2023 at age 71 from stage IV stomach cancer. We were all glad to hear he toured the park’s completed restoration this summer with his wife Janice. She said he…

Graeser Park Preservation Celebration, July 2023

Graeser Park’s Preservation Celebration was just perfect. This event showcased the completion of MnDOT’s recent major preservation and restoration project. Andrea Weber, Manager of MnDOT’s Historic Roadside Properties Program, spoke of the park’s history and its importance in the community. This wonderful event featured a concert by the Robbinsdale City Band under the direction of…

SLP Votes YES to Rock Island Park – Accepts MnDOT’s offer of rock garden at no charge, will buy north meadow with usage TBD

We’ve made history! St. Louis Park has voted to accept Rock Island Park’s south parcel from MnDOT for no fee, and to buy the park’s north parcel for $187,000. On May 1, 2023 the St. Louis Park City Council voted on the much-anticipated resolution to save Lilac Way’s historic Rock Island Park on 28th and…