North Beardsley Skatepark Opens to Rave Reviews

After years of anticipation, the North Beardsley Skatepark is officially open! On Saturday, September 22, Spohn Ranch and North of the River Recreation Park District cut the ribbon for what many are calling Bakersfield’s “best skatepark yet”. Prior to Spohn Ranch’s skatepark design/build, the site was occupied by a defunct swimming pool that had been closed for decades. Other than … FULL POST »

PREMIERE SKATE PLAZA COMING TO HIGHLAND, INDIANA

The Town of Highland, Indiana, located 45 minutes southeast of Chicago, will soon be home to a state-of-the-art concrete skatepark courtesy of Los Angeles-based skatepark builder Spohn Ranch. Shaped by input from local skateboarders, the skatepark design provides 7,000 square feet of modern concrete terrain including a below-grade mini-ramp, stair sets of varying difficulty level and a variety of grind … FULL POST »

Spohn Ranch Builds Bowl in South Central Los Angeles

South Central Los Angeles, primarily known for the bad elements portrayed in mainstream media continues to make changes for the better with the addition of a concrete skatepark and other amenities at the Audrey and Sydney Irmas Youth Activity Center. The Audrey and Sydney Irmas Youth Activity Center houses the South Los Angeles Sheriff’s Station Youth Activity League, a venue that … FULL POST »

Groundbreaking Set For New Eagle Pass Skatepark

A once desolate space underneath US Highway 277, in the City of Eagle Pass, Texas will soon be the home to a 8,500 square foot concrete skatepark. If you’re not familiar with Eagle Pass, it sits directly on the cusp of the Texas-Mexico border, separated by the Rio Grande. After years of behind-the-scenes advocacy. the project kicked into high gear … FULL POST »

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 »