FIVE REASONS NOT TO FENCE YOUR SKATEPARK

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 »

Ocean City, New Jersey design/build in motion

Several years after a modest collection of ramps was demolished, City leaders and local skateboarders came together in support of a modern concrete landscape that would become a source of pride.  As funding fell into place, a critical next step was hiring a skatepark designer who was respected within the New Jersey scene and who knew their way around the … FULL POST »

Skatepark Building in Lake Elsinore, California

Lake Elsinore, California has been dubbed the “Action Sports Capital of the World”. The City’s action sports culture has deep roots, fueled by an unrivaled collection of facilities for motocross, wakeboarding, skydiving and every other non-traditional sport one could think of. The City was ahead of the curve when they opened a skatepark at McVicker Park in the early 2000’s, … FULL POST »

Construction underway in Westlake Village, CA

Skatepark construction is underway in Westlake Village, California.  The City’s first concrete skatepark is one component of a 19-acre recreational site located on the north side of Thousand Oaks Boulevard, West of Lindero Canyon Road.  10+ years in the making, the project finally came to fruition through a unique collaboration between the City of Westlake and the Triunfo YMCA. Skatepark … FULL POST »