You’ve decided that you want to build a skatepark in your community, now what? By visiting our site, you’ve already accomplished the first goal of seeking out a professional skatepark construction and design firm. With Spohn Ranch’s guidance, the skatepark development process can be an educational and extremely rewarding adventure.
In 20+ years of involvement in action sports, we’ve developed an unparalleled breadth of knowledge. We are genuinely passionate about helping communities build successful skateparks and would be happy to lend our expertise to your project.
Our first step will be to assess the needs of the target area you are planning for. By meeting with your committee, we will develop an intimate understanding of your unique skateboarding/BMX community and the type of park that will make the most sense. Using our signature Skatepark Master Planning Model, we will look beyond a single facility and examine your community in terms of an entire skatepark system. Our model uses simple formulas to determine how many skaters are in your community and how much skateable terrain you will need to fully accommodate them. After some simple arithmetic, we will have a solid understanding of the number and size of skateparks needed for a successful master plan. The model will also present ideas on how to best distribute your terrain for efficiency and maximum usage. If you would like us to send you Spohn Ranch’s Skatepark Master Planning Model, please get in touch today.
With an understanding of the size and scope of your community’s skatepark needs, we can begin to assess the suitability of potential locations throughout the target area. We will tour potential sites with your committee and rate them with our signature Site Evaluation Guide. At this point, it may also be appropriate for us to conduct feasibility studies and environmental impact reports based on the prospective skatepark sites. It’s important to remember that you can have the world’s greatest skatepark, but if it’s in a bad location, the chances of long term success are greatly reduced.
As we continue to refine the estimated needs of your community, we will also establish a project budget and apportion it to fulfill as many of your project goals as possible. We will work side-by-side with your committee to design creative fundraising solutions and help you achieve your budgetary goals.
Throughout the planning process, we will act as consultants as you navigate the appropriate government channels, providing you with all of the necessary information and materials for gathering community and government support. Successful skateparks must balance the needs of three very different groups – the government, the community, and the users. Spohn Ranch has a long history of working skillfully with all three. We listen, mediate conflict, find solutions and develop a unity of purpose. Building a foundation of solid community support is absolutely critical to the project and with our help, the journey will be much less daunting.
Skatepark planning is an intricate process that involves setting realistic goals and plotting workable courses of action to achieve them. Let us guide you through the entire process of skatepark planning, design, construction, and operation.