From everyone at Spohn Ranch, we are proud to present the final renderings for our design/build project in Rialto, California. With construction just getting underway, we are blessed to watch the countless visions, ideas and sketches that had captivated our minds for the past several months finally transform into a tangible concrete masterpiece. The result of rigorous analysis and collaborative community engagement, Rialto’s Fergusson Park will soon be home to one of the Inland Empire’s premiere skateboarding landscapes.
Working alongside RHA Landscape Architects, we were presented with an under-utilized 16,000 square foot roller hockey rink as our canvas. Inspired by the passion of a local family who had spent years advocating for a skatepark, we embarked on a design process aimed at creating a state-of-the-art facility that would serve both transition and street skaters in a harmonious way.
Spohn Ranch President and Founder, Aaron Spohn, tapped into 20+ years of industry experience and led multiple design workshops with the local skateboard community. These workshops garnered valuable feedback; from the general – the ratio of plaza to transition terrain, to the specific – dimensions of handrails and style of pool coping. With the local inspiration in hand, we returned to the drawing board and developed a unique concept that would make efficient use of the existing slab, while maintaining a sculptural and aesthetic quality. The final design features aspects of both modern urban architecture and traditional backyard pool skating. Stay tuned for updates as construction moves forward!
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