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West Des Moines Skatepark Opens at American Legion Park

Our 9th Iowa skatepark project is officially complete at American Legion Park and has put the City of West Des Moines on the Iowa skateboarding map. The skatepark design was heavily shaped by a narrow and linear footprint, but our process, including an “open house” input session with the local skateboarding community, generated a modern layout with a healthy mix … FULL POST »

Ribbon Cut for New Waterloo, Iowa Skatepark

On October 1st the City of Waterloo and its skateboarding community celebrated the official opening of the new Riverside Skatepark designed and built by Spohn Ranch. Located between Joe Straub Memorial Field and the Cedar River, Waterloo’s new 8,000 square foot concrete skatepark replaced flood-battered wood ramps and is already drawing skateboarders and other wheel sports athletes from across Iowa. … FULL POST »

Final Design Revealed for West Des Moines Skatepark

West Des Moines’, Iowa first concrete skatepark breaks ground later this month at American Legion Park. The 5,000 square foot skatepark will transform a linear footprint formerly occupied by a wooden half-pipe that was removed in 2019 due to maintenance issues. Recognizing Spohn Ranch’s highly-regarded skatepark design-build portfolio across Iowa, including Young’s Park Skatepark and Bailey Park Skatepark, the City … FULL POST »

Waterloo, Iowa Skatepark Upgrades to Modern Concrete Design

After years of fighting a losing battle against the flooding Cedar River, the wood ramps at Exchange Park have been recycled and the City of Waterloo has teamed up with Spohn Ranch to upgrade to a modern concrete skatepark. The new Waterloo Skatepark will be moving roughly ½ mile down Park Road to a triangular lot just south of Joe … 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 »