Location

Guantanamo Bay, Cuba

Park Name

Guantanamo Bay Skatepark

Size

2,500 Sq. Ft.

Year Built

2008

    Guantanamo Bay Skatepark

     

    When the US Navy’s Morale, Welfare and Recreation Program identified skateboarding as a positive activity to enhance the morale of sailors and their families, they enlisted Spohn Ranch’s help to build a concrete bowl on base.  With limited access to materials and a strict one-week window to be on base, our innovative pre-cast concrete technology proved to be the perfect solution.

    Using this state-of-the-art technology, we engineered and then cast 10+ sections of the bowl that were loaded onto a barge and sent to Guantanamo Bay.  Mark Bradford, our allotted one-man team, boarded a small twin-engine airplane and flew to the base where he met the concrete pieces.

    Using a 100-ton crane, Mark led a local crew in setting the concrete pieces in place.  After some detail work including caulking and welding, Mark then led the local crew in pouring a concrete floor and deck – completing the project in a mere 5 days.

    To see the process in detail, check out this video!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=qj5Z3Hk5EPY