New “Skate Dot” flourishes in La Grange, Illinois

Conventional thinking used to say that skateparks required large rectangular plots of land, with fences and large buffers from other park amenities and activities. Spohn Ranch is proud to take a leading role in changing that way of thinking with innovative skateboarding spaces that are integrated directly into the heart of a park landscape.   When space comes at a … FULL POST »

Walker Mill Regional Park coming soon!

Walker Mill Regional Park in District Heights, Maryland will soon add 12,000 square feet of sculpted concrete to it’s impressive collection of state-of-the-art facilities and amenities.   Space within the park was limited, so an extremely challenging downhill site became our canvas. We took the challenge and emerged with a solution that not only addresses the site’s unique topography, drainage … FULL POST »

Fireman’s Skatepark Design Finalized – Houma, Louisiana

A long time coming, we’re excited to announce that Spohn Ranch was on site this week in Houma, Louisiana for the Fireman’s Skatepark pre-construction kick-off meeting. The park is named in honor of a private donor who after a lifetime of serving his community as a firefighter, decided he wanted to continue serving by anonymously donating his hard-earned funds to … FULL POST »

Fairfield, Iowa Skatepark Design Finalized

Iowa is not known as a hub of quality skateparks, with only one concrete skatepark built within the past 5 years (our design/build project in Oskaloosa), but we’re excited to take a positive step towards changing that with our latest Iowa skatepark project at OB Nelson Park in the City of Fairfield. Thanks to the generous donation of a private … FULL POST »

Grand Opening of Ponderosa Skatepark in Bend

In 2013, the Bend Park & Recreation District and PUSH of Oregon, a local skateboard advocacy group, selected Spohn Ranch as the skatepark designer and builder for the City’s latest skatepark project at Ponderosa Park. Ponderosa Park was already home to a concrete skatepark built in 1997, but flawed design and subpar skatepark construction limited the potential of the space … FULL POST »

SKATEPARK CONSTRUCTION AT MONITOR PARK IN LOS ANGELES

Our latest Los Angeles skatepark build, in the Watts neighborhood, is charging ahead as the construction crew wraps up concrete work this week.  The 6,000 square foot skatepark is a collaboration with EPT Design and the Trust for Public Land and is expected to wrap construction in the coming weeks. The skatepark is just one component of a larger revitalization … FULL POST »

Chautauqua Park Skatepark Opens in Owensboro, KY

Spohn Ranch’s latest Kentucky design/build project is a wrap at Chautauqua Park in Owensboro. The City and the skateboarding community celebrated with a grand opening celebration in late June. The park is now open for shredding! Images captured with the Phantom 2 from DJI, the leading drone/camera system on the market!

Dew Tour Bowl 2014 – Ocean City, Maryland

For the fourth consecutive year, Spohn Ranch was hired by Alli Sports and NBC to construct a world class bowl for the Dew Tour’s “Beach Championships” in Ocean City, Maryland. In the months leading up to the event, we worked with professional skateboarding legend Chris Miller to change up the bowl’s design for the first time since our original collaboration … FULL POST »

Skatepark for the Board of Child Care in Baltimore, MD

In late 2013, Spohn Ranch was approached by the Board of Child Care, a nonprofit, child welfare agency seeking the counsel of a skatepark designer and builder. Established in 1874, the Board of Child Care is a national human services organization that provides residential group care for children referred by state agencies. They offer an array of community-based programs to … FULL POST »

Monitor Park Skatepark in Watts Breaks Ground

We’re proud to announce that our latest Los Angeles skatepark build is underway in the Watts neighborhood – one component of a larger park project dubbed Monitor Avenue Park. The project is transforming what once was an empty lot filled with weeds and trash into a state-of-the-art community gathering space. A collaboration several years in the making, we worked with … FULL POST »