May 8, 2021. The “Where to Live Now” May 2021 issue of Mpls.St.Paul Magazine featured the restored beehive fireplace in Lilac Park in St. Louis Park, MN.
Their ‘Found Art’ article includes remnants of Twin Cities past that are hiding in plain site. According to writer Andy Sturdevant, “The beehive fireplace from Lilac Park, now at a new Lilac Park: In the late 1930s, the Works Progress Administration undertook a number of highway beautification projects in the Twin Cities, including Lilac Park, a roadside park on then new Highway 100, where they built a beehive-shaped fireplace. The unique grill was moved to a new iteration of Lilac Park just off the Cedar Lake Trail in St. Louis Park in 2008.”
Thanks for the shout out, MSP Magazine! Beehive photo by Caitlin Abrams.
Lilac Park is located just off the Southwest Regional Trail near Highway 7 and Highway 100.
You will be able to bike to Lilac Park from the Cedar Lake Trail after the new Southwest Light Rail Transit line is complete in the next few years.