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!

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 »

Grand Opening of Planz Park Skatepark in Bakersfield

Super fun day last Thursday celebrating the grand opening of Planz Park Skatepark in Bakersfield! Big thank you to the City of Bakersfield and its skaters for inviting us into their community. The park is located at 1601 Planz Road Bakersfield, CA 93304 and features lights for nighttime use.  The park’s roughly 7,000 square feet of terrain includes a beginner-friendly bowl, a … FULL POST »

Renovation of Buena Park’s Peak Park Skatepark

The face lift at Peak Park Skatepark in Buena Park, California is a wrap! The City selected Spohn Ranch as the only skatepark designer and builder with the tools and ingenuity to modernize their 10-year old facility.  We replaced the deteriorating wood ramps with new concrete terrain seamlessly integrated into the existing slab. Since construction wrapped, skateboarders and BMX bike riders from throughout Orange … FULL POST »

Planz Park Skatepark Build pushes Forward

With a Memorial Day targeted grand opening, the crew is blazing through the skatepark build at Planz Park in Bakersfield, California.  The earthwork is now substantially complete – with the cut & fill balanced, elevations shaped and the bowl excavated. After framing and rebar, our ACI-certified shotcrete nozzleman Mark Bradford placed concrete in the bowl and led the crew in … FULL POST »

Final Design for Planz Park Skatepark in Bakersfield

After a period of site investigation and analysis and public design charrettes with the local action sports community, we’ve finalized the design and construction drawings for a new concrete skatepark at Planz Park in the City of Bakersfield, California. The final design features a mellow beginner-intermediate bowl and a wide array of street-inspired features like steps, handrails and benches.  Our … FULL POST »

Copper Sky Skate Plaza – Maricopa, Arizona

Spohn Ranch design/build of a non-fenced, fully-lit skate plaza at the Copper Sky Recreation Complex in Maricopa, Arizona. Opens to the public on 3/15, but we hooked up our friend Matt Price (and his crew) with a sneak-preview session this past week. This desert oasis looks like a blast! All photos by Matt Price Skatepark Address: Corner of Bowlin Road … FULL POST »