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New Somerville Skatepark Opens at Lincoln Park

As one of the most densely populated municipalities in the nation, the City of Somerville, Massachusetts has limited space for parks and recreation. So when Lincoln Park was up for renovation and City officials prioritized a space for skateboarders, it was clear they understood the value of skateparks. The skatepark, as well as the rest of the updated park, officially … FULL POST »

Groundbreaking Set For New Eagle Pass Skatepark

A once desolate space underneath US Highway 277, in the City of Eagle Pass, Texas will soon be the home to a 8,500 square foot concrete skatepark. If you’re not familiar with Eagle Pass, it sits directly on the cusp of the Texas-Mexico border, separated by the Rio Grande. After years of behind-the-scenes advocacy. the project kicked into high gear … FULL POST »

JOIN THE WASATCH ACADEMY SKATEPARK HONOR ROLL

The Wasatch Academy, a private boarding school a few hours south of Salt Lake City, is now home to a signature Spohn Ranch skatepark. Located in the small community of Mt. Pleasant, the Academy is internationally known, with an annual enrollment of 300+ young adults from over 40 countries. While the Wasatch Academy was in the process of updating amenities … FULL POST »

Crowley Lake Skatepark Charges Ahead

About 30 minutes south of the legendary winter tourist destination Mammoth Mountain and on the eastern side of Sierra Nevada mountain range lies the close-knit community of Crowley Lake, California. In recent years, a public skatepark became a top priority for the community. The importance of a skatepark was noticeably relevant in a place where during the dry months, fishing, … FULL POST »

SPOHN RANCH BUILDS ARMADA A DREAM COME TRUE

Armada Township, an hour north of Detroit, Michigan, is now how home to a “dream come true” for local residents Jacob Gritzinger and Tyler Ross who spent nearly a decade advocating for a public skatepark. “It brings tears to eyes,” said Gritzinger. “It really does.” The Armada skate park location is 75400 North Avenue Armada, MI 48005 Spohn Ranch was … FULL POST »

THIS SANTE FE SKATEPARK RULES THE SOUTHWEST

The City of Santa Fe’s new skatepark is now open! After a several-year journey, on July 29, 2017, Santa Fe’s skateboarding community celebrated the official opening of the Genoveva Chavez Skatepark – located just north of the Genoveva Chavez Community Center with an official address of 3221 Rodeo Rd. Santa Fe, NM 87507. At the beginning of the project, Spohn Ranch hosted … FULL POST »

NEW NORTH ADAMS SKATEPARK SHINES AS A WORK OF ART

The North Adams Skatepark with an address of 310 State Street North Adams, MA 01247 is officially open and drawing skateboarders from throughout northwest Massachusetts. This destination skate plaza wasn’t built overnight. The City of North Adams began the process back in 2000, but things really picked up steam when Spohn Ranch was officially hired as skatepark designer in 2015. As … 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 »

New Skatepark Build in Stanton, California

Our recent design/build project for the City of Stanton has put an end to Orange County’s extended skatepark drought. The skatepark is a key component of the new 11-acre Stanton Central Park, located off Western Avenue.  Skatepark design was executed in collaboration with landscape architecture firm David Volz Design and features 9,000 square feet of concrete stairs, ledges, banks, quarter-pipes … FULL POST »

SKATEPARK CONSTRUCTION AT MONITOR PARK IN LOS ANGELES

Our latest Los Angeles skatepark build, in the Watts neighborhood, is charging ahead as the construction crew wraps up concrete work this week.  The 6,000 square foot skatepark is a collaboration with EPT Design and the Trust for Public Land and is expected to wrap construction in the coming weeks. The skatepark is just one component of a larger revitalization … FULL POST »