West Des Moines’, Iowa first concrete skatepark breaks ground later this month at American Legion Park.
The 5,000 square foot skatepark will transform a linear footprint formerly occupied by a wooden half-pipe that was removed in 2019 due to maintenance issues. Recognizing Spohn Ranch’s highly-regarded skatepark design-build portfolio across Iowa, including Young’s Park Skatepark and Bailey Park Skatepark, the City of West Des Moines approached Spohn Ranch shortly after removing the half-pipe.
Our work began with a public open house where local skateboarders provided input and voted for various styles of skatepark design. From there we created a modern layout with a variety of street-inspired elements including a curb cut with a concrete bollard and a handful of transition elements for continuous flow.
In addition to design development and construction documents, Spohn Ranch’s specialty craftsmen will execute a turnkey skatepark construction scope from earthwork through concrete. With good weather, we’ll be wrapping up in September, so stay tuned for updates!