This dedicated group deserves more than just our thanks and a logo.

The Robbinsdale Lions Club, Diggers Garden Club and an army of volunteers have been Graeser Park Angels since 2013. Their efforts to maintain Graeser Park prove the community still cares about this historical 1939 Lilac Way park.

Now, they’re waiting for MnDOT to transfer the title to Robbinsdale. Once that happens, they hope a restoration process will begin.

Join the Graeser Park Angels on Sat. June 9, 2018 from 8-11am to give this Lilac Way park a little TLC.

Gathering 3-4 times a summer, these volunteers have
  • removed, treated and managed invasive buckthorn by Rock Garden flagstone steps (with help from City Forester Stephan Papiz)
  • created open vistas so you can see the stone ‘Rock Garden’ from Broadway Avenue to raise awareness of this historical park
  • removed weeds and overgrowth in stonework
  • mowed grass
  • cleaned up debris
  • removed tree stumps

June 16, 2015. Volunteers work to restore Graeser Park. A group of volunteers is trying to preserve history. Includes interview with Kent Brun. Length – 1:54

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Robbinsdale Lions Club

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Diggers Garden Club

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Scroll through the photos of their hard work

  • Graeser Park, 2016-17. Volunteers clean up park.

  • Graeser Park, 2016-17. Volunteers clean up park.

  • Graeser Park, 2016-17. Volunteers clean up park.

  • Graeser Park, 2016-17. Volunteers clean up park.

  • Graeser Park, 2016-17. Volunteers clean up park.

  • Graeser Park, 2016-17. Volunteers clean up park.

  • Graeser Park, 2016-17. Volunteers clean up park.

  • Graeser Park, 2016-17. Volunteers clean up park.

  • Graeser Park, 2016-17. Volunteers clean up park.

  • Graeser Park, 2016-17. Volunteers clean up park.

  • Graeser Park, 2016-17. Volunteers clean up park.

  • Graeser Park, 2016-17. Volunteers clean up park.

  • Graeser Park, 2016-17. Volunteers clean up park.

  • Graeser Park, 2016-17. Volunteers clean up park.

  • Graeser Park, 2016-17. Volunteers clean up park.

  • Graeser Park, 2016-17. Volunteers clean up park.

  • Graeser Park, 2016-17. Volunteers clean up park.

  • Graeser Park, 2016-17. Volunteers clean up park.

  • Graeser Park, 2016-17. Volunteers clean up park.

  • Graeser Park, 2016-17.

Kent Brun, Robbinsdale Lions Club

“That’s our goal, to have this thing restored. We just know it’s going to cost money to do it. People from all over would come here, specifically for this park, just to have a Sunday afternoon picnic.

The beehive is very characteristic of these parks, and we are thankful that it is still available. There are so many details to be worked on, and we just haven’t scratched the surface yet.”