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Highly-Anticipated Portsmouth, Ohio Skatepark Prepares to Break Ground

Portsmouth, Ohio’s skatepark dreams are coming to life in 2021! The small city on the southern edge of Ohio, near both the Kentucky and West Virginia borders, has been pursuing a skatepark for several years, knowing the positive impact it could have on a community hit hard by the opioid epidemic. Spearheaded by Councilperson Sean Dunne, the project took its … FULL POST »

Phase 1 of Milford Skatepark Opens In The Nick Of Time

After receiving word that the Village of Milford had reached their Phase 1 fundraising goal, our specialty craftsmen mobilized to the site, adjacent to Village offices, and began racing the clock to complete skatepark construction before the snow and cold temperatures crept in. Thanks to decades of experience, our veteran crew was able to execute construction ahead of schedule and … FULL POST »

Gibson City Skatepark and Pump Track Opens

Spohn Ranch’s concrete craftsmen have wrapped up construction of the Ed Day Memorial Skatepark in Gibson City, Illinois, just in time before winter weather sets in. The 4,000 square foot concrete skatepark pays tribute to former alderman Ed Day who passed in 2017 and whose surviving family has been fundraising and advocating ever since. Gibson City’s new skatepark flows freely … FULL POST »

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 »

New Norfolk, Nebraska Skatepark Opens to Rave Reviews

On August 22nd, the City of Norfolk, Nebraska officially cut the ribbon on their new concrete skatepark designed and built by Spohn Ranch. The 10,000 square foot skatepark replaced an outdated facility with aging metal ramps and is now signature Spohn Ranch, featuring a mix of street and transition style terrain and a colorful aesthetic. Click here view the Norfolk … FULL POST »

Shoreview, Minnesota Skatepark Dubbed One of the Best in the State

Shoreview, Minnesota’s skatepark, once a modest collection of wood ramps tucked away in a corner, is now a state-of-the-art facility proudly displayed at the entrance to Shoreview Commons Park. This thoughtful change in location and a modern skatepark design has led skateboarders from across Minnesota to flock to this small Twin Cities suburb for a piece of the action. When … FULL POST »

Enid, Oklahoma Skatepark To Receive Concrete Facelift

Enid, Oklahoma’s skatepark will soon be landing this small Oklahoma community on the skateboarding map with a modern skatepark design from Spohn Ranch. Facilities adjacent to the existing skatepark are scheduled to expand, which tasked City of Enid officials with finding a new home for the community’s skateboarders and wheel sports athletes. Rather than just relocate the modest collection of … FULL POST »

Gibson City, Illinois Skatepark’s Final Design Revealed

Gibson City, Illinois’ skatepark will break ground in September and become a permanent tribute to the life and spirit of former alderman Ed Day who tragically passed away in 2017. After noticing a group of skateboarders frequently gather outside one of his properties, Ed’s goal was to create a safe place for Gibson City’s youth to ride and enjoy the … FULL POST »

New and Improved Deerfield, Illinois Skatepark Set to Open

The Jewett Park Skatepark’s highly-anticipated renovation is complete and will officially open to the public on July 6. While Spohn Ranch’s skatepark construction scope was completed last fall, the skatepark was just one component of a larger revitalization project for Deerfield’s Jewett Park, so local skateboarders had to wait patiently for the rest of the project to wrap up. The … FULL POST »