This Monday, Spohn Ranch field crews will begin executing on Site Design Group’s unique vision for Minnesota’s first public skate plaza. As construction officially begins on Bemidji’s new skatepark, the local skate/bmx community will be eagerly waiting for the day their wheels can make first contact with the sparkling new concrete.
The hard work and dedication of Bemidji’s Skate & Bike Association has been truly inspirational as we’ve geared up for this project. For the past several years, the local riders have been leading fundraising efforts and rallying support for an engaging community space that will become one of the Midwest’s most-talked-about skateparks. The group’s vision earned them $25,000 from the Tony Hawk Foundation – the maximum grant the foundation awards. Burton Snowboards, Nike and the Nielson Foundation also contributed valuable donations to help make this skate plaza a reality.
This skate plaza was designed by our good friends at Site Design Group in conjunction with the local skate/bmx community. With integral colored concrete, aesthetic landscaping and unique spectator seating areas – Spohn Ranch is on track to transform this environment into a vibrant public space for both skaters and non-skaters to enjoy. Stay tuned for updates as construction progresses!