Rock Island featured in Sun Sailor: Important St. Louis Park history hangs in the balance

New St. Louis Park Sun Sailor column profiles housing threat to historic Rock Island Park. We were thrilled to read Important St. Louis Park history hangs in the balance in the April 11, 2022 Sun Sailor. SLP resident, retired newspaper editor and freelance writer Bruce Lindquist profiled the threat of housing development to historic Rock…

City waiting for MnDOT’s Rock Island Park environmental, historical review

The City Council will consider historic Rock Island Park options after reviewing MnDOT report. Background: MnDOT has designated Rock Island Park’s two land parcels as ‘surplus’ and wants to relinquish ownership. After meeting with MnDOT, city staff delivered an initial report to council on Nov. 22nd, 2021. It included background and potential land uses (listed…

MnDOT confirms Rock Island Park is surplus land, City of SLP reviewing options

Rock Island Park, Sept. 8, 2021. Looking east over the rock garden, one of only two left in MN. Rock Island Park, Sept. 8, 2021. Looking north to the park's open meadow. Here are the latest Rock Island Park updates from MnDOT’s West Area Engineer and the Engineering Director of the City of St. Louis…

PLEASE: Urge Mayor and City Council to save historic Rock Island park from development

Click just one button to write and send your own email to the Mayor, seven Council Members and Restore Lilac Way. Lilac Way’s historic Rock Island park is facing a critical decision: preservation as a public park, or sale to a private developer. Let’s show the City of St. Louis Park that Lilac Way fans, history…

MnDOT may designate Rock Island and surrounding land as Surplus Property; City of St. Louis Park will get first right of refusal

MnDOT and the City of St. Louis Park have met to discuss the future of Rock Island and its surrounding green space. If you support historic Rock Island and its open meadow, please stay informed about this issue and support preservation of this historic park and green space. This Lilac Way park is at risk,…

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

A summer 2021 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 and MnDOT. These three Insta-worthy historic Depression-era parks…