Graeser Park: MnDOT installing picnic tables, removing invasive plants in 2021

MnDOT’s Historic Roadside Property Program has committed resources to provide repairs and cleanup for this historic Lilac Way park in summer 2021. New MnDOT maintenance project will precede title transfer to City of Robbinsdale. After speaking with park supporters and seeing community enthusiasm, Historic Roadside Property Program (HRPP) Manager Andrea Weber dedicated funding to improve…

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…

Graeser Park excavation uncovers lost 1939 staircase

August 26, 2020. With a hobby background in archaeology and many volunteer hours, Robbinsdale Lion Beth Good uncovered a lost Lilac Way handcrafted stone staircase. In 2018, she uncovered the path and wall leading to the stairs and part of the V-shaped retaining wall. In 2019, Beth found the wall near staircase and the ‘Promontory…

John Zieba presents Lions Club service and Graeser Park stewardship

Nov. 26, 2019. November’s meeting of the Robbinsdale Historical Society featured John Zieba of the Robbinsdale Lions Club. Scroll down to see photo gallery. Organized in 1939, this local Lions Club has a strong commitment to helping the community through financial support and action. All of the help they provide is either voluntary or funded…