Located in the heart of cheese country, the 6,000 square foot Tillamook Skatepark is officially the hot new destination for Oregon skateboarders. Spohn Ranch, a Los Angeles-based skatepark designer and builder, earned the contract via a nationwide competition, and finished skatepark construction in July of 2016, just in time for summer.
The skatepark at Goodspeed Park features Spohn Ranch’s signature blend of street and transition. Transition of varying heights and a flat wall extension stretch across the skatepark’s west end.
The opposing side boasts a 4’-6’ bowl with a 7’ pocket. An A-frame combination, grind rails and flowing banks round out the center of the park. The skatepark’s steel elements were powder coated with Tillamook’s iconic orange color, enhancing the skatepark with a noticeable flare.
15 year skateboarding veteran and marketing director for skateboarding’s largest e-commerce site CCS.com, Kevin Willrick spent an hour driving from Portland to test out the new skatepark.
“One of my fave features at the park is a wide bank wall. At about 5 feet tall and surrounded by quarter pipes on either side this semi steep bank is great for slide tricks on the angle iron edge or flip tricks on the bank.” – says Willrick.
Spohn Ranch commissioned Portland photographer Bobby Escobedo and skateboarder Alex Lobasyuk to document the skatepark’s smooth concrete and clean lines. Habitat Skateboards professionals Silas Baxter-Neal and Josh Matthews also enjoyed some fun in the sun for Tactics.com in the video below.
Taking note of the skatepark’s success, Spohn Ranch and the City of Tillamook are already taking steps to plan a phase-2 addition. Stay tuned for updates!