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New Knoxville, Iowa Skatepark Opening This Fall

This fall, Knoxville, Iowa, 45 minutes southeast of Des Moines, will proudly celebrate the opening of a state-of-the-art skatepark designed and built by Spohn Ranch. The highly-anticipated Knoxville Skatepark follows recent Spohn Ranch projects in Oskaloosa, Fairfield and Winterset and will continue to cement Spohn Ranch’s legacy as a premiere skatepark design/build firm. (view our other Iowa skateparks below) The … 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 »

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 »

Fairfield, Iowa Skatepark Design Finalized

Iowa is not known as a hub of quality skateparks, with only one concrete skatepark built within the past 5 years (our design/build project in Oskaloosa), but we’re excited to take a positive step towards changing that with our latest Iowa skatepark project at OB Nelson Park in the City of Fairfield. Thanks to the generous donation of a private … FULL POST »

Oskaloosa, Iowa Skatepark Races Old Man Winter

Oskaloosa, Iowa Skatepark Construction Progress, originally uploaded by spohnranchskateparks. Construction is nearing the finish line on Oskaloosa, Iowa’s new concrete skatepark, designed and built by Spohn Ranch Skateparks. As the days get shorter and Iowa’s notoriously brutal winters loom ever closer, the race is on to complete construction before the snow falls. Last week it was all hands on deck … FULL POST »