Restoring Robbinsdale’s Graeser Park “A Marathon, Not a Sprint”
Volunteers continue to make progress in restoring Robbinsdale’s Graeser Park.
Members of the Robbinsdale Lions Club call the restoration effort a “marathon, not a sprint.” It’s been going on for about 10 years now, with volunteers slowly revealing what apathy and time have hidden. The park was built in 1939 as a Works Progress Administration project.
“The hope is to really bring it back to where people can come back down here and have picnics. I mean that is just the absolute universal hope,” said Jeannine McDonald with the Robbinsdale Lions Club. “There’s a lot of people that want to see the water restored back in the pond and see that that’s running. But I really want to see picnic tables back down here and I really want to see people being able to come back down and enjoy a roadside rest.”
Graeser Park contains rare beehive fireplaces. Volunteers also helped restore the only other remaining beehive fireplace in the country, which is in St. Louis Park.
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