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Spohn Ranch Unveils Medina, New York’s New Skatepark Design

We’re excited to announce that next spring Spohn Ranch will break ground on the Village of Medina, New York’s new concrete skatepark honoring the life and spirit of fallen local skateboarder Luke Nelson. The 11,000 square foot skatepark will replace a modest collection of steel ramps that have served the community well for the past 20 years, but have reached … FULL POST »

Rockaway Beach Skatepark Opens to Delight of NYC Skateboarders

The Rockaway Beach Skatepark, Spohn Ranch’s latest collaboration with the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation, is officially open. City officials canceled plans for a grand opening celebration due to COVID-19, opting instead for a low-key announcement that skateboarders could begin freely accessing the skatepark. Clocking in at 16,000 square feet, the Rockaway Beach Skatepark is now one … FULL POST »

Rockaway Beach Skatepark Build Perseveres Despite Pandemic

The highly-anticipated Rockaway Beach Skatepark is finally coming to fruition via the specialized expertise of Spohn Ranch’s concrete craftsmen. We’ve been forced to take some extra precautions due to COVID-19, but are thankful to be working and excited for the NYC skateboarding community to enjoy this skatepark once normalcy returns. Clocking in at 16,000 square feet of concrete, the Rockaway … FULL POST »

Betsy Head Skatepark in Brooklyn, New York Nears Completion

Spohn Ranch’s latest NYC skatepark project, a collaboration with the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation and landscape architecture firm Abel Bainnson Butz, is nearing completion at Betsy Head Park in Brooklyn’s Brownsville neighborhood. The Betsy Head Skatepark is approximately 6,000 square feet of flowing fun. Quarter-pipes and other transition elements line nearly every inch of the perimeter, … FULL POST »

New Skatepark Revitalizes Niagara Falls Economy

Without a doubt, the beauty of 600,000 gallons of water per second at the Niagara Falls is a natural wonder of North America. Sadly, for the City of Niagara Falls, New York, this tourist attraction and source of hydroelectric power wasn’t enough to sustain prosperity. Since the 1960’s, the City experienced consistent economic and population decline as manufacturing industries dried … FULL POST »