Take your own 2024 Lilac Way tour—three parks, eight miles, no entrance fees.

Visit three historic Depression-era Lilac Way parks on one short drive, and it’s free! Restored Graeser Park, saved Rock Island and renewed Lilac Park are all located on one short 8-mile stretch of Highway 100. Take a break for the perfect escape. Bring a lunch, family and friends, and see the heroic preservation efforts of…

Graeser Park is eligible for the National Register of Historic Places!

Eligibility approved after Minnesota’s State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) reviewed MnDOT’s documentation, MnDOT distributes press release On December 22, 2023, Katherine Haun Schuring, MnDOT’s Cultural Resources Unit, submitted documentation to Minnesota’s State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO). Her report titled Phase II Evaluation Graeser Park, Robbinsdale, Hennepin County, Minnesota (Landscape Research LLC, June 2023) was reviewed…

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…

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…