From Blades to Benches

From Blades to Benches

As visitors stroll through Jaycee Park in Oregon, Wis., an unfamiliar sight catches their attention. Unique shapes and forms rise along the trail ahead, their organic curves blending in naturally with the surrounding environment.

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How communities are reimagining their public spaces with functional art made from recycled materials

By Mike Crissman

As visitors stroll through Jaycee Park in Oregon, Wis., an unfamiliar sight catches their attention. Unique shapes and forms rise along the trail ahead, their organic curves blending in naturally with the surrounding environment. A couple in the distance relaxes underneath one form by the woods, enjoying the privacy of its overhead enclosure. A small crowd gathers around others near the soccer field, which make up a communal seating area where they can cheer on their team.