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Construction Begins on Hammond, Indiana Skatepark

With the help of Spohn Ranch’s skatepark design/build expertise, the City of Hammond, Indiana is joining the modern age of skateparks with a new concrete skatepark at Hessville Park. Located just outside of Chicago, Hammond made do with a collection of steel ramps for many years, but those ramps had run their course and a concrete upgrade was imminent. Spohn … FULL POST »

Spohn Ranch Builds Bowl in South Central Los Angeles

South Central Los Angeles, primarily known for the bad elements portrayed in mainstream media continues to make changes for the better with the addition of a concrete skatepark and other amenities at the Audrey and Sydney Irmas Youth Activity Center. The Audrey and Sydney Irmas Youth Activity Center houses the South Los Angeles Sheriff’s Station Youth Activity League, a venue that … FULL POST »

State-of the-art concrete skatepark in Sykesville

Historic Sykesville, Maryland, with a population of only 4,500, will soon boast a state-of-the-art concrete skatepark designed and built by Spohn Ranch. Our work, which included design, steel fabrication, drainage, earthwork and concrete, would not have been possible without the pioneering efforts of a local group of skateboarders who transformed a concrete slab at South Branch Park into a DIY … FULL POST »

Serenity Park Skatepark – Lake Elsinore California

Lake Elsinore’s claim as “Action Sports Capital of the World” has been officially cemented with the completion of the concrete skatepark at Serenity Park. Our design/build project officially opened in mid-July featuring a modified peanut bowl and a flowing street course. The craftsmanship and well-balanced design has rave reviews flooding into the office. Acting as general contractor and prime skatepark … FULL POST »

A fresh start for the Dublin, Ohio Skatepark

The City of Dublin, Ohio’s skatepark was a well-used facility since day one, so when the City’s plans to expand Coffman Park ran right through the skatepark footprint, two priorities became clear. First, was finding a new location. Second, was learning from the original skatepark design’s mistakes and capitalizing on the opportunity for a fresh start. While the original skatepark … FULL POST »

Skatepark Building in Lake Elsinore, California

Lake Elsinore, California has been dubbed the “Action Sports Capital of the World”. The City’s action sports culture has deep roots, fueled by an unrivaled collection of facilities for motocross, wakeboarding, skydiving and every other non-traditional sport one could think of. The City was ahead of the curve when they opened a skatepark at McVicker Park in the early 2000’s, … FULL POST »

Monitor Park Skatepark Ready for Action

Our latest Los Angeles skatepark design/build project, a collaboration with EPT Design and the Trust for Public Land, officially opened at Monitor Park in Watts on January 31st. We celebrated with a demo by the Blind Skateboards professional team as well as a best trick contest and product toss for local skateboarders. The below-grade skatepark is 6,000 square feet and … FULL POST »

Uvalde Texas Skatepark Construction in full swing

The skatepark build is underway at Uvalde Municipal Park in Uvalde, Texas! Located just north of the Mexico border, the City’s first public skatepark is the result of forward-looking municipal leaders who recognized the value of providing local youth with a designated place to ride their skateboards. Per usual, the skatepark design process consisted of several charrettes where we met … FULL POST »

Sacramento, Ca gets two neighborhood skate spots!

The City of Sacramento has made a strategic initiative to supplement their large 20,000+ square foot skateparks with a network of neighborhood skate spots. With an area of 100 square miles and a population of 500,000, not all skateboarders have easy and frequent access to the City’s big facilities. So when new park and park revitalization projects come online, the … FULL POST »

Skatepark Building in Fairfield, Iowa

Our skatepark build in Fairfield, Iowa wrapped a few weeks ago. After a “quality control” session from the build crew, they packed their tools and hit the road for new projects in California and Maryland. At first glance it would appear this project wasn’t uniquely different from all of the others, but something about the way this skatepark touched the … FULL POST »