It is wonderful news that MnDOT will install salvaged stone picnic tables in Graeser Park. I am proud of the cleanup work the Robbinsdale Lions Club has done. All of the benches were pretty overgrown when I cleaned up the park with fellow Lions. I had the thrill of uncovering one of the benches that I sat on as a kid—I just started clipping away at an edge and little by little – voila! There is much more to be done.

As kids at Sacred Heart Catholic School in Robbinsdale, we walked to Graeser Park for school picnics. I always think how sweet it must have looked to see the row of students in uniform walking along West Broadway to the park!

As teens we hung around in the park but when reconstruction changed Highway 100, we visited Lions Park by the boat launch on Twin Lake.

This summer we held outdoor COVID-19 socially-distanced meetings there!

Submitted 10.27.2020

Graeser Park’s bench (1 of 4), 2007 and 2018. The Robbinsdale Lions Club have been instrumental in reviving this 1939 Lilac Way park.