In summer of 2010, Spohn Ranch was selected as the highest-ranking respondent to a request for proposals for the design/build of a state-of-the-art skatepark in The Dalles, Oregon. Today, we proudly present our final design for the new concrete skatepark to be located at Thompson Park.
After engaging in a thoughtful and collaborative design process with an integrated team of engineers, landscape architects and skatepark advocates, we emerged with a unique vision tailored towards the needs of The Dalles’ skateboarding community. Overcoming unique site constraints with sustainable design methods, we integrated the skatepark within a designated footprint, as well with a master plan that is planned for the overall park.
Sure to become a recognizable icon of modern skatepark architecture, the final design features a wide diversity of terrain aimed at all styles and skill levels. With basalt rock incorporated into the heart of the skateable terrain, this park will remain a vibrant community space for generations to come. Also, as part of a phase-2 project, we will return to the park and incorporate a fully-enclosed concrete bowl.