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With the success of recent Kern County projects, including DiGiorgio Park in Arvin and Planz Park in southern Bakersfield, Spohn Ranch has developed a strong reputation among Bakersfield-area skateboarders. So when word got around that Spohn Ranch was designing and building a new skatepark in northern Bakersfield, anticipation quickly started growing. Unexpected red tape at the State level put the … FULL POST »


The City of Arvin’s previous skatepark was collection of wooden ramps, many considered too worn and weathered to use. The replacement? A modern concrete masterpiece dubbed the DiGiorgio Action Park. As of March 22, the DiGiorgio Action Park (also known as the Arvin Skatepark) is now open! The Arvin Skatepark address is: 699 Haven Dr Arvin, CA 93203 The skatepark was made possible by … FULL POST »

Grand Opening of Planz Park Skatepark in Bakersfield

Super fun day last Thursday celebrating the grand opening of Planz Park Skatepark in Bakersfield! Big thank you to the City of Bakersfield and its skaters for inviting us into their community. The park is located at 1601 Planz Road Bakersfield, CA 93304 and features lights for nighttime use.  The park’s roughly 7,000 square feet of terrain includes a beginner-friendly bowl, a … FULL POST »

Planz Park Skatepark Build pushes Forward

With a Memorial Day targeted grand opening, the crew is blazing through the skatepark build at Planz Park in Bakersfield, California.  The earthwork is now substantially complete – with the cut & fill balanced, elevations shaped and the bowl excavated. After framing and rebar, our ACI-certified shotcrete nozzleman Mark Bradford placed concrete in the bowl and led the crew in … FULL POST »

Final Design for Planz Park Skatepark in Bakersfield

After a period of site investigation and analysis and public design charrettes with the local action sports community, we’ve finalized the design and construction drawings for a new concrete skatepark at Planz Park in the City of Bakersfield, California. The final design features a mellow beginner-intermediate bowl and a wide array of street-inspired features like steps, handrails and benches.  Our … FULL POST »

Skatepark Design Workshop in Bakersfield, CA

The City of Bakersfield, CA recently selected Spohn Ranch via an RFP process among the nation’s top six design/build teams for a new, state-of-the-art skatepark at Planz Park. The first design workshop is next week! We’ll be meeting with local skateboarders to solicit their input on the style of park that best suits their needs. Construction is scheduled to begin … FULL POST »