daybreak sculpture garden
City: South Jordan, Utah
Size: Winding park pat
Role: Skatepark Designer and Builder
Year Built: 2008
The park that changed the way the world thought about skateparks. In the summer of 2008, Spohn Ranch was proud to collaborate with the forward-thinking Daybreak community and local landscape architects, G. Brown to design and build the nation’s first skateable sculpture garden.
Throwing all notions of conventional skatepark design out the window, we developed a vision for a mixed-use public space with eye-catching skateable sculptures artfully set along a pair of winding pedestrian paths. Nestled in an unassuming housing development, this unnamed park is home to over a dozen integrated skateable art pieces, such as the “Ribbon” which was inspired by Park City’s 2002 Olympic ribbon sculpture.
By integrating skateable elements with the park’s landscaping, we’ve truly recreated every skater’s dream session of pushing through the natural terrain of the streets and hitting one obstacle after another. At the same time, this groundbreaking space also appeals to community members who are drawn to the park’s compelling shapes and aesthetic details. Several of the park’s elements are accented with integrated lighting, making the park perfect for a nighttime stroll.
As G. Brown describes this unique space, “As the park widens going westward, a quaint flagstone path meanders away from the main walk where sculptures built to handle active use are placed within colorful perennial gardens. People have the choice of engaging in play or enjoying the sculptures or observing the surrounding activities.”
For more information on Skateable Art, visit http://skateableart.com/
For a quick run through of the spot, check out this video!