The final concrete pours in Bend, Oregon are going down this week as the Spohn Ranch crew races against mother nature and the cold temps that are creeping in. The crew is also hard at work installing locally-salvaged boulders that will give skaters a unique riding experience as they transition between concrete and natural stone.
We recently collaborated with the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation to transform a flat strip of asphalt at the Martinez Playground in Brooklyn into a neighborhood skate spot. Making the most of a limited budget, a once under-utilized space is now home to a number of sculptural skate elements and has become a thriving destination for New … FULL POST
While an official grand opening date is yet to be announced, the Spohn Ranch crew has wrapped up our portion of construction and is now moving onto the next project. When the surrounding landscaping and amenities are complete, this park is going to be packed with skateboarders from all over Northern California.
Stopped by our recently completed design/build project in Elizabeth, New Jersey while on East Coast trip. Skated the park, met some amazing people and also got a few stunning aerial views. From up above, the architectural finesse of the design really shines.
Skateboarders in Colton, California made due with just a flat bar and beat-up wood quarter-pipe for many years before the City finally appropriated funding to renovate the park earlier this year. While the budget was limited, we worked to with the local skateboarding community to design new concrete elements that would be seamlessly integrated into the existing slab. Last week the hard … FULL POST
In early 2013, Spohn Ranch was selected among the nation’s top firms to design and build a new state-of-the-art concrete skatepark in Gillette, Wyoming. Over the past few months, we’ve engaged in collaborative design process with the County, City of Gilette and local skateboarding community. We’re proud to share the final design and announce that construction will begin in the … FULL POST
The “City” stop of the 2013 Dew Tour returned to San Francisco, California where we designed and built world class competition courses for both the street and street style disciplines.
Quick pit stop to New Jersey on a recent East Coast trip generated some great aerial images of this 2012 design/build project.
An iconic United States Army installation, Fort Bragg, is now home to one of the region’s most innovative facilities for skateboarding and BMX bike riding. The skatepark was built for the service men/women and their families as a positive recreational escape from the hardship of combat. The design is signature Spohn Ranch – well-rounded, with a solid balance of street and … FULL POST
The Spohn Ranch crew is on the ground in Sisseton, South Dakota! Building a skatepark for a Native American community of 2,500 is an amazing honor and we look forward to this 7,000 square foot park’s completion. Suicide rates in Native American communities are 4 times the national average. While more skateparks won’t completely eradicate that problem, we’re humbled knowing … FULL POST