The Clocktower Commons Skatepark in Wheaton, Illinois has officially re-opened! The skatepark was temporarily closed while the aging wood ramps were removed and replaced with new concrete terrain. Spohn Ranch was hired by the Wheaton Park District and tasked with updating the skatepark while preserving the existing concrete slab. For a smooth transition, we cut trenches in the slab where new concrete elements would meet existing concrete. Elevated decks and platforms were created by placing concrete over expanded polystyrene, otherwise known as structural sytrofoam.
Highlights of the new terrain include a 5′ mini-ramp, a mellow a-frame and a unique kicker/ledge/manual pad feature. We also re-positioned grind rails from the original skatepark for better flow.
Our friend Marfa Capodanno visited the skatepark with a few skateboarders and captured some great shots shown below.
If you’re interested in upgrading your wood ramps to concrete, get in touch today!