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New Skatepark Build in Stanton, California

Our recent design/build project for the City of Stanton has put an end to Orange County’s extended skatepark drought. The skatepark is a key component of the new 11-acre Stanton Central Park, located off Western Avenue.  Skatepark design was executed in collaboration with landscape architecture firm David Volz Design and features 9,000 square feet of concrete stairs, ledges, banks, quarter-pipes … FULL POST »

West Allis, Wisconsin Skate Plaza Project Underway

Before designing the Milwaukee-area’s first modern skate plaza, our work for the City of West Allis involved a thorough site selection process where we analyzed locations throughout the community – examining accessibility, environmental impact and design canvas. When Radtke Park was selected, we pursued a green approach by working around trees and contouring the skateable terrain to the site’s natural … FULL POST »

Walker Mill Regional Park coming soon!

Walker Mill Regional Park in District Heights, Maryland will soon add 12,000 square feet of sculpted concrete to it’s impressive collection of state-of-the-art facilities and amenities.   Space within the park was limited, so an extremely challenging downhill site became our canvas. We took the challenge and emerged with a solution that not only addresses the site’s unique topography, drainage … FULL POST »

Fireman’s Skatepark Design Finalized – Houma, Louisiana

A long time coming, we’re excited to announce that Spohn Ranch was on site this week in Houma, Louisiana for the Fireman’s Skatepark pre-construction kick-off meeting. The park is named in honor of a private donor who after a lifetime of serving his community as a firefighter, decided he wanted to continue serving by anonymously donating his hard-earned funds to … FULL POST »

Grand Opening of Ponderosa Skatepark in Bend

In 2013, the Bend Park & Recreation District and PUSH of Oregon, a local skateboard advocacy group, selected Spohn Ranch as the skatepark designer and builder for the City’s latest skatepark project at Ponderosa Park. Ponderosa Park was already home to a concrete skatepark built in 1997, but flawed design and subpar skatepark construction limited the potential of the space … FULL POST »

SKATEPARK CONSTRUCTION AT MONITOR PARK IN LOS ANGELES

Our latest Los Angeles skatepark build, in the Watts neighborhood, is charging ahead as the construction crew wraps up concrete work this week.  The 6,000 square foot skatepark is a collaboration with EPT Design and the Trust for Public Land and is expected to wrap construction in the coming weeks. The skatepark is just one component of a larger revitalization … FULL POST »

Chautauqua Park Skatepark Opens in Owensboro, KY

Spohn Ranch’s latest Kentucky design/build project is a wrap at Chautauqua Park in Owensboro. The City and the skateboarding community celebrated with a grand opening celebration in late June. The park is now open for shredding! Images captured with the Phantom 2 from DJI, the leading drone/camera system on the market!

Dew Tour Bowl 2014 – Ocean City, Maryland

For the fourth consecutive year, Spohn Ranch was hired by Alli Sports and NBC to construct a world class bowl for the Dew Tour’s “Beach Championships” in Ocean City, Maryland. In the months leading up to the event, we worked with professional skateboarding legend Chris Miller to change up the bowl’s design for the first time since our original collaboration … FULL POST »

Skatepark for the Board of Child Care in Baltimore, MD

In late 2013, Spohn Ranch was approached by the Board of Child Care, a nonprofit, child welfare agency seeking the counsel of a skatepark designer and builder. Established in 1874, the Board of Child Care is a national human services organization that provides residential group care for children referred by state agencies. They offer an array of community-based programs to … FULL POST »

Renovation of Buena Park’s Peak Park Skatepark

The face lift at Peak Park Skatepark in Buena Park, California is a wrap! The City selected Spohn Ranch as the only skatepark designer and builder with the tools and ingenuity to modernize their 10-year old facility.  We replaced the deteriorating wood ramps with new concrete terrain seamlessly integrated into the existing slab. Since construction wrapped, skateboarders and BMX bike riders from throughout Orange … FULL POST »