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.


21st of September 2017 08:18 AM Link
Check out the photos of the progress made this week on the two patios!

Last night, we received news that the new picket shipment is delayed until next week due to shipping backlog after the hurricanes. We'll keep you posted via Facebook. Installation will be completed as soon as the shipment arrives.
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19th of September 2017 11:20 AM Link
Work is well underway to complete the new patios this week! Thank you to Lake Country Fireplace & Exteriors, Stacy's Nursery & Floral, and Monson Landscaping and Excavating!
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30th of August 2017 11:38 AM Link
We are planning to shut down Willmar’s Destination Playground for some routine maintenance from September 19-22.

We will be:
-installing solar accent lighting
-installing bird netting in the rooftops of the structures
-installing the last engraved pickets and making a few picket adjustments
-working on the new patios on the south edge of the playground
-other misc. upkeep items so the playground can be well maintained in the fall and winter season

We apologize for any inconvenience. We’ll keep you updated with photos after the work is completed.
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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.