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.

Gravel Mining Benches
Gravel Mining Benches

Truck Tailgate Bench
Truck Tailgate Bench

Front End Loader Bench
Front End Loader Bench

Gravel Mining Benches
Gravel Mining Benches

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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