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Robbins Island

April 29, 2017
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An aerial view of the Willmar chain of lakes, including from top to bottom: Foot, Willmar, Swan and Skataas.
With big project on tap at Robbins Island, time to focus on water quality in Willmar's chain of lakes
April 29, 2017 - 6:22am
March 18, 2017
A lifeguard sits at her post Aug. 1 at the Dorothy Olson Aquatic Center in southwest Willmar. The city will need additional lifeguards for the 2017 swimming season to cover both the aquatic center and the beach at Robbins Island. (Briana Sanchez / Tribune file photo)
Search is on for Willmar lifeguards: Robbins Island and aquatic center staff needed
March 18, 2017 - 6:03am
Briana Sanchez / Tribune file photo

People use different areas of Rice Park in southwest Willmar in this Nov. 3 file photo. A project approved last year was not completed when bids came in over budget. It is hoped the project to build a splash pad and shelter in the park may be rebid this year.
After 30 years parks are in need of an upgrade
February 18, 2017 - 6:49am
January 8, 2017
Briana Sanchez / Tribune file photo

Da'Nae (from left), Jenny and Jaxon Roberts play in the water July 21 at the beach at Robbins Island Park in Willmar.
Robbins Island gets regional designation, receives major grant
January 8, 2017 - 11:22pm
December 5, 2016
Equipment is in place, ready to begin work at the Willmar Destination Playground site at Robbins Island Park in Willmar. The site needs to be graded and drainage installed before the actual playground goes up in May.

Shelby Lindrud / Tribune
Stormwater drainage planned at site of new Robbins Island playground
December 5, 2016 - 8:37am
November 17, 2016
Briana Sanchez / Tribune
Members from the community attended the official start of construction for Willmar's Destination Playground Thursday at Robbins Island.
Destination playground underway
November 17, 2016 - 6:00pm
October 18, 2016
Rachel Skretvedt, co-chair of Willmar's Destination Playground, refers to a preliminary map of the playground Monday during a meeting at the Willmar Area Community Foundation.
 
Briana Sanchez / Tribune
New Willmar playground is a sure thing: Organizers announce May build dates
October 18, 2016 - 7:38am
October 7, 2016
Leathers and Associates

The preliminary design for Willmar's planned designation playground was created after a "Design Day" event Aug. 16 in Willmar. Over $675,000 of the total $800,000 needed for the project has been raised.
Robbins Island playground funds roll in
October 7, 2016 - 6:56am
September 21, 2016
Briana Sanchez / TribuneOliver Duininck, 11, uses the ice rink at the Civic Center during open ice hours to practice for the hockey season. The ice arena is one of the places that would benefit from the sales tax passing.
Upgrading Willmar's places to play
September 21, 2016 - 11:50pm
September 14, 2016
The Willmar Community Education and Recreation Department is seeking council approval to apply for Legacy grant funds for major projects at Robbins Island Park. Adding a four-season shelter and creating a interpretive wetland boardwalk are among the proposals. (Briana Sanchez / Tribune)
Robbins Island regional designation possible this month
September 14, 2016 - 11:50pm
September 12, 2016
Dave Holmquist, sheriff deputy of Kandiyohi County, stands in a prayer circle with his family and members of the community Sunday at Robbins Island during the Honor the Badge ceremony.Community members were asked to gather around a service members and say a prayer. Briana Sanchez / Tribune play button
Willmar celebrates law enforcement
September 12, 2016 - 10:19am
August 16, 2016
Briana Sanchez / Tribune

Jim Houghton, lead designer for Leathers & Associates, gets feedback from kids in the community Tuesday about what they want at the playground proposed for Robbins Island Park. Designers met with the public Tuesday at several Design Day events to gather ideas for the project.play button
Imagination runs wild at playground design day
August 16, 2016 - 11:00pm
August 15, 2016
People sit out on lawn chairs as they wait for the Fabulous Armadillos to perform at the Rockin' Robbins summer concert recently at Robbins Island in Willmar. (Briana Sanchez / Tribune)
Rockin' Robbins brings another free concert to Willmar
August 15, 2016 - 8:05pm
August 10, 2016
Children in and around Willmar are being asked for their very best playground design ideas for the destination playground planned for Robbins Island. Sheets for submitting ideas ahead of the Aug. 16 Design Day can be found at Home Depot, Cub Foods, Cash Wise Foods and the YMCA. (Shelby Lindrud / Tribune)
Willmar’s destination playground planners want to hear from the kids
August 10, 2016 - 4:37pm
August 5, 2016
Opinion: Willmar's local option sales tax plan has worthy projects
August 5, 2016 - 7:54am
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