A new playground is coming to Willmar in the summer of 2017. This is a community effort from the planning to the construction. The build dates are May 16-25. A hard working group of volunteers is working right now to plan the playground and raise the money to build it, and organize our build. Willmar’s Destination Playground at Robbins Island is a community build project.
  • Spider Bouncer

  • 4-Person Teeter Totter

  • Therapeutic Swing

  • Liberty Swing

Thanks to all that signed up to help build Willmar’s Destination Playground!


Donate to the Destination Playground by simply clicking the link below and selecting the “Friends of Robbins Island Park Fund”. If you are interested in sponsorship opportunities or making a significant gift to the Fund, please contact Sara Carlson, Willmar Area Community Foundation Executive Director at 235-4380 or scarlson@communitygiving.org.


20th of February 2019 10:04 AM Link
Snow, snow go away! If we can’t beat the snow, might just as well enjoy it. ❄️

Come out to Robbins Island Park on Saturday, Feb. 23 between 1-3pm for a free outdoor Family Fun event hosted by the Sons of Norway! They’ll have snowshoes, Norwegian kick sleds and other snowy fun things to do. ⛄️🛷
No registration required, just bundle up and have fun!
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26th of September 2018 04:48 PM Link
Thanks to those community members that helped with Feed My Starving Children Food (FMSC) Packing event last June.

It was a huge success and organizers were able to partner with the Somali community to help to bring relief to those people suffering from the famine in Somalia.

This year that crisis is over, but the organization is still hoping to do another FMSC food packing event to put food into their flow of relief food that services over 70 countries.

October 26-27 at Willmar Middle School
Sign up at:

Click on 'volunteer'
Click on 'become a volunteer' and pick a date/time to pack!

Thanks for considering!
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7th of June 2018 09:40 PM Link
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The Friends of Robbins Island Fund is a fund of the Willmar Area Community Foundation, a registered 501c3 public charity affiliated with CommunityGiving. Gifts to the fund are tax deductible according to IRS guidelines.