GRAVEL MINING BENCHES: Cascade Lake Park - Rochester, Minnesota
A former gravel mine was redeveloped into a creative and popular community park. The two art benches reflect the park's gravel mining history. One bench is shaped like the tail gate of a dump truck and the other a front end loader bucket. The bench bases are gravel and steel mesh gabions typically used as retaining walls and stream restoration measures.
Client: City of Rochester, Minnesota
Type: Public art commission
Services: Design, cost estimating, construction and installation. Design assistance from Jen Cater.
Location: Rochester, Minnesota - Cascade Lake Park
Materials: Powder coated steel, stainless steel and gravel.
Size: Two benches 7' long x 24"- 38" wide x 18” - 30" high