Hazel Tree's functional and beautiful community space design at Lock 2 in downtown Akron.

Hazel Tree's functional and beautiful community space design at Lock 2 in downtown Akron.

Community Spaces

The Hazel Tree team also offers community-centric design services for public places. (And all of our community-hugging, design geek dreams come true!)

Hazel Tree’s first project—designing a public canal-facing park in downtown Akron—was part of the Akron Civic Commons project to help build connective tissues in our public spaces. 

Since then, Hazel Tree's team has tackled a number of public place projects, including the gold and silver 2017 Lock 3 Christmas Tree, which was dripping with festive lights. 

And the Hazel Tree team approaches public spaces in the same way we approach interior projects: merging function with imagination and whimsy. And Hazel Tree’s passion for locally-sourced elements and community-focused art makes their public spaces not only interesting, but authentic and welcoming to the full community.

What an honor it is to have an opportunity to do what we normally do on the interior of spaces, but for the whole community in a public exterior space!”
— Karen Starr, Co-Owner, Designer