In 2011, as part of a larger renovation project at Orizaba Park, Spohn Ranch collaborated with the City of Long Beach and a local landscape architecture firm to design and construct a small skate spot. Both the budget and design canvas presented to Spohn Ranch were small, but we made the most of the space and local skateboarders were eternally grateful … FULL POST
A skatepark is only as good as the site that it’s located within. And because a skatepark’s site is so critical to the ongoing success of the facility, finding the perfect one can often be one of the most arduous parts of the skatepark development process. If you know the right qualities to strive for however, the site selection stage … FULL POST
We recently collaborated with the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation to transform a flat strip of asphalt at the Martinez Playground in Brooklyn into a neighborhood skate spot. Making the most of a limited budget, a once under-utilized space is now home to a number of sculptural skate elements and has become a thriving destination for New … FULL POST
Our design/build project in Marquette, Michigan is nearly finished thanks to a community-wide effort to rake the soil surrounding the park and prepare it for hydro-seeding. Love seeing volunteer work like this, really gives the users a sense of ownership in their park! The park is officially opening September 27 at 6pm with a demo by professional skateboarder Steve … FULL POST
As we mentioned earlier this week, construction is underway on one of three New Jersey Spohn Ranch design/builds that will be coming to fruition this summer. Not sure if we can really call this first project in the City of Elizabeth a skatepark, because it sure doesn’t look like one! The space is a part of a larger re-development project … FULL POST
Final Design for Happy Valley, Oregon Skate Spot, originally uploaded by spohnranchskateparks While our state-of-the-art skatepark in Bend, Oregon continues to move through the design process, another Spohn Ranch skatepark has just broken ground a few hours up the road in Happy Valley. More of a skate spot, than a full-fledged park, this 4,000 square foot space will become a … FULL POST
Spohn Ranch’s latest skatepark design/build for Miami Dade County, Florida is officially open at North Trail Park. Our friends at Sugars Drop Shop are running the park and from what they’re telling us, the locals are calling this park Miami’s best yet! A big thank you to our friend Matthew Roy for the amazing photography.
Junction City Officially Open, originally uploaded by spohnranchskateparks. After several months of consistent rain and poor weather, the final landscaping and site amenities are complete at the new concrete skatepark in Junction City, Oregon. That means the park is officially open for shredding! Shout out to Benson from Tactics Board Shop for the great photos of one of our latest … FULL POST
Fort Bragg, NC, originally uploaded by spohnranchskateparks. We’ve been battling the snow since the year began, but Fort Bragg, North Carolina’s new concrete skatepark is nearing completion. From the looks of the wheel marks and wax, some local rippers are already getting a taste!
Sandwich, Illinois Skatepark Officially Open, originally uploaded by spohnranchskateparks. Driving through the small Midwest community of Sandwich, Illinois – population 7,000 – you would probably never imagine that the town’s central park would feature an architecturally-striking skatepark on par with some of nation’s most innovative skateboarding spaces. For the skateboarders of Sandwich though, dreams came true when Spohn Ranch was … FULL POST