NEEDS TO BE RESTORED: Graeser Park
The beehive fireplace in Robbinsdale’s 1939 Lilac Way park is one of only two left in the U.S.—and the only beehive in its original location. There is a growing community effort to restore this park.
Maintaining Graeser Park
The Robbinsdale Lions Club and individual Graeser Park Angels have transformed Graeser Park from a forgotten park to a showcase. They removed trees, weeded, and cleaned to help bring this park back to life.
Graeser Park ‘Meet me at the Beehive’ events, 2018
To raise awareness, Kristi Gibson at the Robbinsdale Historical Society did a stupendous job organizing a series of free community events at the park in July-September 2018. Included ‘Yoga at the Beehive,’ a painting party, and Old Log Theatre performing songs from their hit show, ‘Beehive.’
Graeser Park bandshell and stone overlook wall
A home to concerts, musicians and events since 1939, this 14′-wide curving lookout bay has three sets of limestone steps leading to park.
Graeser Park, 2016
By 2016, the Robbinsdale Lions Club had been working on the park for six years, and these photos show their dedication.
Graeser Park, 2010
The Robbinsdale Lions started maintaining and cleaning Graeser Park in 2010. Big thanks to Lion Colleen Patterson for these great photos.