SPOHN RANCH BUILDS ARMADA A DREAM COME TRUE

Armada Township, an hour north of Detroit, Michigan, is now how home to a “dream come true” for local residents Jacob Gritzinger and Tyler Ross who spent nearly a decade advocating for a public skatepark.

“It brings tears to eyes,” said Gritzinger. “It really does.”

The Armada skate park location is 75400 North Avenue Armada, MI 48005

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Spohn Ranch was selected as the Township’s skatepark designer and builder in 2016, then led a skatepark design process that involved collaboration with local skateboarders and BMX bike riders.

After executing a methodical construction process, the finished product is 6,000 square feet of smooth concrete with Spohn Ranch’s signature blend of street and transition-style terrain. The skatepark features a transition section with heights ranging from 4-7.5′, a spine, a hitching post and multiple extensions. The open-ended bowl feeds a modern street course featuring an a-frame, a handful of ledges and double set with hubba and handrail.

We also custom fabricated the letters “ARMADA” and embedded them into one of the skatepark’s concrete embankments – a lasting testament to community pride.

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We sent photographer Alex Regish to document local skateboarders getting to know the skatepark. Local photographer David Ezzos has also been providing drone photos/videos throughout the construction process and summarized the project in this great video to be posted soon.

The Armada Skatepark is free and open to the public. Enjoy!

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