+ WLCAC Skatepark | Spohn Ranch

Skatepark Location

Watts, CA

Skatepark Name

WLCAC Skatepark

Skatepark Size

4,000 Sq. Ft.

Year Built

2010

    WLCAC Skatepark

     

    In 2006, Spohn Ranch began working with the Watts Labor Community Action Committee on a project that would provide the youth of Watts, California with a skateboarding safe haven. The WLCAC’s dedication to improving quality of life in their neighborhood inspired Spohn Ranch to create a unique environment that would accommodate the increasing popularity of skateboarding and action sports in the greater Los Angeles area.

    For this project, Spohn Ranch worked to transform an under-utilized loading zone into a vibrant community skate spot. The park balances street and transition features in a unique way, while simultaneously providing opportunities for skateboarders of varying ability levels. With a historical mural as a backdrop, this skatepark has become one of Watts’ most inspiring displays of community activism.

    Main image courtesy of Michaal Scholl