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…

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…