Title transfer update
MnDOT currently owns an easement over the property giving them full control of the land. Underlying the easement there are multiple private property owners from the 1930s.
The City of Robbinsdale will work on acquiring the “fee title” to these parcels. Once they have the title, MnDOT will convey the easement (excluding the new stormwater pond area) to the City of Robbinsdale.
Successful application to MnDOT’s Highway Sponsorship Program would allow continued volunteer cleanup.
Before volunteers can continue to work in Graeser Park, an application must be approved for MnDOT’s Highway Sponsorship Program.
We are grateful that the Robbinsdale Lions Club will apply to MnDOT’s program. If approved, they will continue their stewardship of Graeser Park in 2021.
Graeser Park, 2020
Efforts continue to preserve this historic 1939 Lilac Way park in Robbinsdale, MN.
Graeser Park, 2007
Taken for the original launch of restorelilacway.com in 2007, these photos show the sad state of this historical Lilac Way park.