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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
June 24, 2017
Shelby Lindrud / Tribune

Willmar Destination Playground Steering Committee co-captains Kathy Schwantes, from left, and Rachel Skredtvedt on Friday present Willmar Mayor Marv Calvin and City Administrator Ike Holland the key to the playground in the the ceremonial handover.
Editorial: Willmar Fests highlight by Destination Playground
June 24, 2017 - 9:23am
May 27, 2017
Letter: Playground is a community accomplishment
May 27, 2017 - 7:26am
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
May 24, 2017
Briana Sanchez / Tribune

Blue Cross Blue Shield volunteers Dawn Stranik and Melody Bialke sand down and drill holes into rubber toppers that will go on top of posts along the fence of the Destination Playground Tuesday, May 23, at Robbins Island in Willmar. There were part of a group of Blue Cross Blue Shield volunteers who came from St. Paul Tuesday to volunteer for the playground build.play button
Destination Playground build continues
May 24, 2017 - 6:55am
May 20, 2017
Briana Sanchez / Tribune

Terwisscha Construction employees Kayla Swanson and Natalie Tagtow volunteer with at the playground build Friday, May 19, at Destination Playground at Robbins Island in Willmar. Swanson and Tagtow had to re-dig the holes because of the rain.
Build at Destination Playground continues, rain or shine
May 20, 2017 - 6:46am
May 17, 2017
Editorial: Willmar is building Destination Playground, volunteers still needed
May 17, 2017 - 8:59pm
May 16, 2017
Destination Playground: The building begins today
May 16, 2017 - 9:11am
April 27, 2017
Tribune Opinion: Destination Playground: We can build it if you help volunteer
April 27, 2017 - 12:04pm
January 6, 2017
Submitted photo / TribuneDave Baker shows Lily Kallevig the design for the Willmar Destination Playground. For her 10th birthday Kallevig decided to donate to the playground instead of getting gifts for herself.
A happy birthday for the playground
January 6, 2017 - 7:27am
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
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