New Orleans First Public Skatepark Complete

The story of New Orleans’ first public skatepark can’t be told without mentioning the Red Bull Mississippi Grind. The RBMG event series centered around a skateable barge that floated down the Mississippi River from St. Paul, MN to New Orleans, Louisiana, stopping at port cities along the way to host competitions and demos. After the final stop in New Orleans, … FULL POST »

West Allis, Wisconsin Skate Plaza Project Underway

Before designing the Milwaukee-area’s first modern skate plaza, our work for the City of West Allis involved a thorough site selection process where we analyzed locations throughout the community – examining accessibility, environmental impact and design canvas. When Radtke Park was selected, we pursued a green approach by working around trees and contouring the skateable terrain to the site’s natural … FULL POST »

Gillette, Wyoming Skatepark Complete!

Before designing Northeast Wyoming’s first modern skateboarding landscape, our work for Campbell County involved a thorough site selection process where we analyzed locations throughout the community – examining accessibility, environmental impact and design canvas.  When the 4J Road site was selected, we injected input from local skateboarders into the design of a state-of-the-art space. A winding pathway leads users from … FULL POST »

Park 553 – Chicago, Illinois Under Construction

We’re excited to announce that our latest Illinois design/build project is officially under construction at Park 553 in Chicago.  The skatepark is one component of a 21 acre brownfield redevelopment in one of the City’s most park poor communities. The design is the result of close collaboration with landscape architect Smith Group JJR and the skateboarders of Little Village – … FULL POST »

Monitor Park Skatepark – Los Angeles, California

Our latest Los Angeles skatepark design/build project, a collaboration with EPT Design and the Trust for Public Land, is nearing completion at Monitor Park in Watts. We recently invited the DVS Skateboarding pro team out to the park for a sneak preview session and a little “quality control testing”. Professional skateboarders Torey Pudwill, Daewon Song, Paul Shier, Cooper Wilt, Jordan Maxham and a … FULL POST »

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 »