SPOHN RANCH BUILDS ARMADA A DREAM COME TRUE

Armada Township, an hour north of Detroit, Michigan, is now how home to a “dream come true” for local residents Jacob Gritzinger and Tyler Ross who spent nearly a decade advocating for a public skatepark. “It brings tears to eyes,” said Gritzinger. “It really does.” The Armada skate park location is 75400 North Avenue Armada, MI 48005 Spohn Ranch was … FULL POST »

NEW SKATEPARK COMING TO MICHIGAN’S ARMADA TOWNSHIP

After countless fundraisers consisting of bowling nights, spaghetti dinners and even a marathon, the community of Armada, Michigan is the definition of perseverance. This summer, the hard work of Armada Bike and Skatepark Foundation finally came to fruition as Spohn Ranch began construction of the new concrete skatepark. The Township of Armada, a small country town known as the pearl of … FULL POST »

SPOHN RANCH BREAKS GROUND ON NEW RIVERDALE SKATEPARK

Skateboarders in Riverdale, Georgia have been seeking a place to call home for several years. After City staff conducted a nationwide search for skatepark designers and builders, Spohn Ranch was selected and we began the process of building that home. Our first step was hosting a design workshop where local skateboarders provided input on the types of elements and style … FULL POST »

SPOHN RANCH BUILDS NEW MANHATTAN BEACH SKATEPARK

Where exactly is the Manhattan Beach Skatepark? The address is 3003 Redondo Ave, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266 and the skatepark is now officially open! We captured local skateboarders, Jared Cleland and Mason Silva, getting their first taste of the smooth new concrete. The Manhattan Beach Skatepark grand opening was a huge success with hundreds of skateboarders and community members in … FULL POST »

WORTH THE WAIT: NEW MANHATTAN BEACH SKATEPARK

Manhattan Beach skateboarders have long sought a place to call their own. For years, they’ve had to make due with skateparks in El Segundo, Venice, Gardena and Hermosa Beach – a long journey for a young skateboarder.   “The city is behind the times by about two decades.  Every other city around us has a skate park. Every few years, a new group … FULL POST »

New Skatepark Revitalizes Niagara Falls Economy

Without a doubt, the beauty of 600,000 gallons of water per second at the Niagara Falls is a natural wonder of North America. Sadly, for the City of Niagara Falls, New York, this tourist attraction and source of hydroelectric power wasn’t enough to sustain prosperity. Since the 1960’s, the City experienced consistent economic and population decline as manufacturing industries dried … FULL POST »

Skatepark Built in Honor of Councilman Dan Dever

The City of Othello, Washington honored the late Dan Dever in style by building the skatepark he fought for during his tenure as City Councilman. The 6,000 square foot skatepark adds recreational diversity to the existing baseball, tennis, basketball, swimming and hockey facilities that comprise Lions Park. With flowing lines, the skatepark features Spohn Ranch’s signature fusion of street and … FULL POST »

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 »

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 »