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September 16, 2017
Shelby Lindrud / Tribune

Two new patios, complete with picnic tables and additional seating, will be constructed at the Robbins Island playground in the next few weeks. One will be located in the green space just to the left of the playground entrance, while the second will be in the section of grass right across from the playground.
New picnic area coming soon to Robbins Island in Willmar
September 16, 2017 - 7:21am
Shelby Lindrud / Tribune

The city of Willmar, with help and funding from Willmar Rotary, are planning a facelift for entrance to the Robbins Island. Plans include a new sign, plantings and three flagpoles.
A new welcome: City, Rotary to freshen up entrance to Robbins Island in Willmar
September 16, 2017 - 6:57am
September 1, 2017
Robbins Island beach is closed until further notice because of high fecal counts in the water.
Willmar beach closed because of high fecal counts
September 1, 2017 - 9:18am
August 12, 2017
It was a big crowd Tuesday night at the Rockin' Robbins performance of The Fabulous Armadillos from St. Cloud. Rockin' Robbins drew strong crowds for all four summer concerts this summer in Willmar.
Editorial: Rockin' Robbins hits a great groove in summer of 2017
August 12, 2017 - 10:20am
July 19, 2017
Clay Conover / Tribune

Country singer Chris Hawkey interacts with the crowd Tuesday at the first show of the Rockin' Robbins concert series at Robbins Island in Willmar.
Rockin' Robbins concert series kicks off at Robbins Island
July 19, 2017 - 6:43am
July 15, 2017
Shelby Lindrud / TribuneLifeguards are back on duty at Robbins Island this summer. Guards Easton Syvertson, from left, Eli Nelson, Megan Peterson and Kennedy Holwerda are specially trained to work on the lake.
Keeping swimmers safe at Robbins Island: Lifeguards return this year to Willmar beach
July 15, 2017 - 6:29am
July 14, 2017
Briana Sanchez / Tribune file photo

People sit on lawn chairs as they wait for a Rockin' Robbins performance July 19, 2016, at Robbins Island in Willmar. Tuesday is the kickoff for the second year of the concert series to benefit the Willmar city park.
Second season of Rockin' Robbins opens Tuesday
July 14, 2017 - 2:14pm
June 25, 2017
Briana Sanchez / Tribune

Kids run through the chain link construction paper Saturday, June 24, at Willmar's Destination Playground in Willmar.play button
Kids give the Destination Playground their seal of approval
June 25, 2017 - 3:33pm
June 23, 2017
Briana Sanchez / Tribune

Mya Morales, from left, Kiah Trevino and Layla Trevino hang onto the trampoline Friday at the Willmar Destination Playground. The girls' families came from Morris so they could play on the new playground at Robbins Island.play button
It's time to play! Willmar Destination Playground is officially open
June 23, 2017 - 7:24pm
June 20, 2017
Rand Middleton / Tribune file photo
The KMS Marching Saints march in the Willmar Fests parade in this 2016 file photo. The Grande Day Parade for this year's 72nd annual Willmar Fests begins at 10:30 a.m. Saturday.
Willmar Fests to kick off Wednesday
June 20, 2017 - 7:43am
Shelby Lindrud / Tribune

Children and their families have already had opportunities to play on the new playground since Wednesday. The playground has been open on and off, as finishing touches are completed. The grand opening is at 1 p.m. June 24.
Lights, cameras, play! Willmar Destination Playground ready for its close-up with Saturday grand opening
June 20, 2017 - 6:20am
May 29, 2017
Benson's Roxanne Lorenz nears the finish line in Saturday's Memorial Day/Law Day 5k at Robbins Island. Lorenz took first in the women's division with a time of 20:32, the second-fasted time in the run's history. Jake Schultz / Tribune
Lorenz, Gustafson win Memorial Day 5K
May 29, 2017 - 11:12pm
May 26, 2017
Clay Conover / Tribune

Robert Bierl, left, and Christian Janitschke cut components for the Destination Playground Thursday at Robbins Island in Willmar.
Destination Playground volunteers complete their work in Willmar
May 26, 2017 - 7:32am
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