“Growing up in St. Louis Park, I always Ioved the lilacs on Highway 100. My dad remembered driving on the road in the 1940’s and 1950’s. He told me, ‘You didn’t drive on Lilac Way, you drove TO Lilac Way.’ It was more than just a highway—it was a destination.

All these years later, I now design and maintain restorelilacway.com, share history on the Facebook group, and partner with local volunteers to promote preservation of Graeser Park and Rock Island. As a team, we’re maintaining the legacy of the historic Lilac Way.”

Submitted 5.1.2018