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HAWAIIAN GARDENS SKATEPARK RECEIVES CONCRETE FACELIFT

Clarkdale Park Skatepark in Hawaiian Gardens, California is getting a facelift thanks to the skatepark designers and builders at Spohn Ranch. After years of making due with aging metal ramps and a worn slab, local skateboarders are ecstatic about the upgrade to modern concrete terrain. While the space remains compact, the new skatepark design will provide good flow and a … FULL POST »

Groundbreaking Set For New Eagle Pass Skatepark

A once desolate space underneath US Highway 277, in the City of Eagle Pass, Texas will soon be the home to a 8,500 square foot concrete skatepark. If you’re not familiar with Eagle Pass, it sits directly on the cusp of the Texas-Mexico border, separated by the Rio Grande. After years of behind-the-scenes advocacy. the project kicked into high gear … FULL POST »

JOIN THE WASATCH ACADEMY SKATEPARK HONOR ROLL

The Wasatch Academy, a private boarding school a few hours south of Salt Lake City, is now home to a signature Spohn Ranch skatepark. Located in the small community of Mt. Pleasant, the Academy is internationally known, with an annual enrollment of 300+ young adults from over 40 countries. While the Wasatch Academy was in the process of updating amenities … FULL POST »

Crowley Lake Skatepark Charges Ahead

About 30 minutes south of the legendary winter tourist destination Mammoth Mountain and on the eastern side of Sierra Nevada mountain range lies the close-knit community of Crowley Lake, California. In recent years, a public skatepark became a top priority for the community. The importance of a skatepark was noticeably relevant in a place where during the dry months, fishing, … FULL POST »

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 Spohn Ranch was … FULL POST »

THIS SANTE FE SKATEPARK RULES THE SOUTHWEST

The City of Santa Fe’s new skatepark is now open! After a several-year journey, on July 29, 2017, Santa Fe’s skateboarding community celebrated the official opening of the Genoveva Chavez Skatepark – located just north of the Genoveva Chavez Community Center with an official address of 3221 Rodeo Rd. Santa Fe, NM 87507. At the beginning of the project, Spohn Ranch hosted … FULL POST »

NEW NORTH ADAMS SKATEPARK SHINES AS A WORK OF ART

The North Adams Skatepark with an address of 310 State Street North Adams, MA 01247 is officially open and drawing skateboarders from throughout northwest Massachusetts. This destination skate plaza wasn’t built overnight. The City of North Adams began the process back in 2000, but things really picked up steam when Spohn Ranch was officially hired as skatepark designer in 2015. As … FULL POST »

SPOHN RANCH ENDS IOWA’S SKATEPARK FAMINE

Do you think John Wayne would have enjoyed the Winterset Skatepark as a kid? We do and you will too. In 2010 Spohn Ranch began working with local non-profit “Friends of the Winterset Area Skatepark”. We helped with site analysis, design and fundraising, but also guided them through the ups and downs of nearly a decade-long effort. When the funding … FULL POST »

National City Skatepark builds a strong contrast

After a flurry of grand openings in 2014, San Diego County had a quiet 2015 skatepark season. 2016, however, is starting off with a bang thanks to the dedicated Spohn Ranch field crew in National City, California.  The new Kimball Park Skatepark will replace the City’s aging collection of metal ramps which had reached the end of their lifespan. With … FULL POST »

Skatepark builders start construction in Othello, WA

The Dan Dever Memorial Skatepark is scheduled to break ground in Othello, Washington next month. The skatepark is named in honor of the City Councilman who spearheaded the project and passionately advocated for Othello’s skateboarding youth until his passing in May of 2014. Spohn Ranch was selected as the skatepark designer in late 2014, due largely in part to our reputation … FULL POST »