Movement to Restore Robbinsdale’s Graeser Park
Momentum is slowly building to restore Graeser Park
Volunteers are pushing to restore Robbinsdale’s Graeser Park along Highway 100. The group spoke to the Robbinsdale Historical Society about revitalization efforts.
“Our beehive in Robbinsdale is the only beehive fireplace still standing in its original location in the entire United States, so that really makes it something of national importance,” says Kristi Gibson, one of the volunteers.
Restoring the park will be expensive. A similar restoration of a smaller park with a beehive in St. Louis Park cost nearly a quarter million dollars. The city of Robbinsdale plans to have around $190 thousand set aside for the park’s restoration by 2021. That’s when MnDOT is expected to transfer ownership of the park to the city.
The rest of the money will have to be raised by volunteers.