Mission Accomplished: Ocean City Skatepark Build

Even before a single ounce of concrete had been poured, many proclaimed the Cape May County Skatepark in Ocean City would become the best skatepark in the State of New Jersey. When the construction dust settled and local skateboarders got their first taste of flowing lines and smooth concrete, those early proclamations rang true. The Spohn Ranch field crew matched … FULL POST »


East of NYC and south of Long Island, the City of Long Beach, New York, maintains a proud and passionate skateboarding community. For years they made due with a metal ramp and asphalt slab combination that was well-intentioned but not representative of the local spirit. In early 2015, the City selected Spohn Ranch as the skatepark designer and builder for … FULL POST »


After 12 years of tireless fundraising and advocacy by local parents Roger and Fern Streich, the City of Janesville, Wisconsin selected Spohn Ranch and Madison-based Ayres Associates to finally bring their skatepark project to fruition. Sub-grade composed of bedrock and local preference for plaza-style terrain drove an above-grade design, but we refused to settle for a strictly linear layout. A … FULL POST »


To fence or not to fence? That is a question that is bound to pop up during the planning process for a public skatepark. With a lifetime of skateboarding experience and 20+ years as professional skatepark designers, we felt we had to weigh in with some expert analysis. 1. Atmosphere & Aesthetics Modern skateparks are sculptural spaces that showcase the … FULL POST »

Serenity Park Skatepark – Lake Elsinore California

Lake Elsinore’s claim as “Action Sports Capital of the World” has been officially cemented with the completion of the concrete skatepark at Serenity Park. Our design/build project officially opened in mid-July featuring a modified peanut bowl and a flowing street course. The craftsmanship and well-balanced design has rave reviews flooding into the office. Acting as general contractor and prime skatepark … FULL POST »

Benito Juarez Park Skate Spot in Maywood, California

It’s incredibly rewarding when we can help where we are needed most. With nearly 30,000 residents and an area of only 1.1 square miles, Maywood, California is one of the densest cities in Los Angeles County. So as you can imagine, places to play or ride a skateboard are limited. Collaborating with EPT Design and the Trust for Public Land, … FULL POST »

A fresh start for the Dublin, Ohio Skatepark

The City of Dublin, Ohio’s skatepark was a well-used facility since day one, so when the City’s plans to expand Coffman Park ran right through the skatepark footprint, two priorities became clear. First, was finding a new location. Second, was learning from the original skatepark design’s mistakes and capitalizing on the opportunity for a fresh start. While the original skatepark … FULL POST »

Louisiana’s latest skatepark build now complete

Our project in Houma, Louisiana for the Terrebone Parish Consolidated Government celebrated its official grand opening this past May. The skatepark design features a beginner area, a tiered street section perfect for competitions and a flowing transition section with hips, a spine and deep end pocket. It also boasts a state-of-the-art restroom building and a covered spectator seating area, designed … FULL POST »

Spohn Ranch featured in “Shotcrete Magazine”

The spring issue of Shotcrete Magazine, a quarterly publication of the American Shotcrete Association, features a guest column by VP of Construction and Spohn Ranch co-owner, Mark Bradford. Mark is also an ACI-certified shotcrete nozzleman. Shaped by Mark’s 20+ years of skatepark construction experience, the educational piece details the keys to high-quality mix designs and how to create a successful … FULL POST »

Walker Mill Skatepark Opens to Rave Reviews

On Friday, July 10th, the Prince George’s County Department of Parks and Recreation proudly cut the ribbon at Walker Mill Regional Park’s new crown jewel – a 12,000 square foot concrete skatepark. While this celebration marked the official opening, skateboarders from throughout Maryland & Virginia had already been flocking to District Heights for months for a firsthand taste of the … FULL POST »