Graeser Park title transfer from MnDOT to Robbinsdale looks promising

Sept. 7, 2020. A recent interview by Neil Pursley at CCX Media sheds new light on the long-awaited land title transfer for Graeser Park. Watch the video above or read the transcript below. You can also read the CCX article. Speaking with Robbinsdale City Manager Marcia Glick and MnDOT’s Historic Roadside Property Program Manager Andrea…

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

A quick Lilac Way tour is the perfect escape, and it’s free! Stop in at Graeser Park, Rock Island and restored Lilac Park—all located on an 8-mile stretch of Highway 100. Bring a lunch, family and friends, and see the heroic preservation efforts of dedicated volunteers. These three Insta-worthy historic 1939 parks make for a…

Lilac Way featured in new video by historian Joanna Dowling

7.26.20. Exciting news! Our own Lilac Way is featured in historian Joanna Dowling’s new “Along The Way: Midwest Waysides and Rest Stops” video. This well-written and researched film documents the places we stop when we are on the way to somewhere else. Scroll down to watch video The Lilac Way section starts at about 9:00,…

A touching Lilac Way story that inspires this project

Jan. 1, 2020. When the restorelilacway.com website re-launched in May 2018, it included a new Lilac Way stories section. Now I’ve collected many interesting memories from Lilac Way visitors. This latest story from Ed Stately is my favorite so far. He saw a Restore Lilac Way Facebook post with a beehive fireplace, and his memories…

Restored Lilac Park featured in Nordic Ware exhibit at Norway House

Sept. 18, 2019. Scroll down to see photos of ‘Nordic Ware: The Art & Science of the Bundt’ exhibit at Norway House. We were thrilled this exhibit featured Nordic Ware’s community involvement in Lilac Park’s restoration. The display includes the Beehive Cake Pan created for the park’s 2009 Grand Opening, a nice writeup and a…

View ‘Lilac Way Stories’ presentation online

April 12, 2019. Did you miss Karen’s ‘Lilac Way Stories’ presentation in February? Restore Lilac Way’s own Karen Laukkonen presented ‘Lilac Way Stories: History, Restoration and Graeser Park’s Beehive Fireplace’ at the February 19th meeting of the Robbinsdale Diggers Garden Club. If you missed it, you can view the full presentation. Or, just check out…