Skatepark built in honor of councilman Dan Dever.

Congratulations to the City of Othello on their 3 year skatepark project finally coming to a helm. This wonderful 6000 sqf, open bowl skatepark adds diversity to the current baseball, tennis, basketball, swimming and hockey facilities at Lions Park. The skatepark is named after the late Dan Dever, a councilman who initially spearheaded the project about 5 years ago. He … FULL POST »

Bayonne, New Jersey turns bad luck into new skatepark

Have you heard the saying “When one door closes, another door opens”? In the case of Bayonne, NJ when one skatepark closed, another one opened. Bayonne’s indoor skatepark “The Bridge” was a second home for many local youth, so when it sadly closed its doors in 2015 it created a void in the skateboard community. Local skate shop owner Gary … FULL POST »

Cicero Skatepark rises above State of Illinois budget crisis

The State of Illinois’ ongoing budget crisis has significantly hindered the development of new public skateparks across Illinois over the past few years. The Town of Cicero, located just southwest of downtown Chicago, thankfully rose above the State’s shortcomings and funded the construction of a new community park at the intersection of 18th St and S Laramie Ave. Dubbed the … FULL POST »

Disneyland Resort Funds New Skatepark construction

The skatepark footprint is shaped by the site’s physical boundaries and the drip lines of the larger trees. By avoiding hardscape within the drip lines we preserve the integrity of the trees. The trees provide natural shade and maintain an inviting atmosphere. Buffer areas between the skatepark and the site’s existing walkways and infrastructure are a key focus and help … FULL POST »

Sykesville community praises new Shrimptown Skatepark

With no authorized location for the skateboarders of Sykesville, MD, they took it upon themselves and built a DIY skatepark with makeshift skate obstacles built from plywood, cinderblocks and tons of hand mixed concrete. Quickly this park (coined Shrimptown), started to become a common location for the local skateboarders and drew attention from city officials. Wanting to provide a safe … FULL POST »

TILLAMOOK SKATEPARK CHARGES AHEAD ALONG OREGON COAST

The City of Tillamook, Oregon, known more for dairy farms and delicious cheese than skateboarding and BMX bikes, will soon be home to a 6,000 square foot concrete skatepark at Goodspeed Park. After being selected as the City’s skatepark designer and builder via a nationwide competition, we engaged in a collaborative skatepark design process with local skateboarders and BMX bike … FULL POST »

New skatepark pays tribute to Kentucky community’s loss

This one isn’t just a skatepark. This is a permanent tribute to the legacy of Prescott Lee Goodman and a testament to the spirit of a small community who came together in the face of heartbreak. After a tragic accident with an automobile cut the 15-year-old’s life short, Prescott’s family formed the “Bikes With Wings” Foundation with the mission of … FULL POST »

Furnace Skateshop gives new skatepark seal of approval

One of the best perks of working for a skatepark builder is “research and development”. In other words, when skatepark construction is complete, we recruit a group of talented local skateboarders to join us for a “quality control” session. This not only opens the door for valuable feedback, but also provides an opportunity to put the skatepark through its paces … FULL POST »

New Neighborhood Skate Spot in Rancho Cucamonga

170,000 residents. 1 outdated skatepark. The numbers spoke for themselves and the City of Rancho Cucamonga listened – including a new skatepark in their 2011 Proposition 84 grant application. When the grant for their 3.4 acre park (eventually named Los Amigos Park) was awarded, it was time to get to work. The landscape architects at RJM Design Group planned the … FULL POST »

Going From flat to fabulous in Oak Lawn, Illinois

With a proud history of skatepark construction in the State of Illinois, Spohn Ranch was the clear choice for the Village of Oak Lawn as they embarked on a skatepark renovation project. The aging wood ramps at Worthbrook Park had reached the end of their lifespan and it was time for a modern approach. The concrete slab was in good … FULL POST »