Take your own 2024 Lilac Way tour—three parks, eight miles, no entrance fees.

Visit three historic Depression-era Lilac Way parks on one short drive, and it’s free! Restored Graeser Park, saved Rock Island and renewed Lilac Park are all located on one short 8-mile stretch of Highway 100. Take a break for the perfect escape. Bring a lunch, family and friends, and see the heroic preservation efforts of…

Graeser Park Preservation Celebration, July 2023

Graeser Park’s Preservation Celebration was just perfect. This event showcased the completion of MnDOT’s recent major preservation and restoration project. Andrea Weber, Manager of MnDOT’s Historic Roadside Properties Program, spoke of the park’s history and its importance in the community. This wonderful event featured a concert by the Robbinsdale City Band under the direction of…

Graeser Park: MnDOT installing picnic tables, removing invasive plants in 2021

MnDOT’s Historic Roadside Property Program has committed resources to provide repairs and cleanup for this historic Lilac Way park in summer 2021. New MnDOT maintenance project will precede title transfer to City of Robbinsdale. After speaking with park supporters and seeing community enthusiasm, Historic Roadside Property Program (HRPP) Manager Andrea Weber dedicated funding to improve…