With the help of Spohn Ranch’s skatepark design/build expertise, the City of Hammond, Indiana is joining the modern age of skateparks with a new concrete skatepark at Hessville Park. Located just outside of Chicago, Hammond made do with a collection of steel ramps for many years, but those ramps had run their course and a concrete upgrade was imminent.
Spohn Ranch joined the mix when local skateboarders, thrilled with our recent work in neighboring Highland, urged the City of Hammond to enlist our services. Working with those skateboarders, we then created a modern skatepark design that will put Hammond on the map.
The east end of Hammond’s skatepark design features a concrete replica of the “Krush bowl”, paying homage to an indoor skatepark in Tinley Park that closed its doors for good in 2013. From there a variety of street and transition elements wrap around internal landscape areas, creating interesting lines and a stark contrast with the original skatepark’s mundane back-and-forth flow. The west end of the Hessville Park Skatepark is anchored by a beginner transition section, an inviting space for riders not yet comfortable testing their skills in the Krush bowl replica.
Our team of concrete craftsmen are currently on site and skatepark construction is in full swing. Stay tuned for updates as we progress toward an early-summer opening!