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Expansion of Orizaba Skatepark in Long Beach

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 »

How To Choose a Great Skatepark Site

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 »

Bend, Oregon Skatepark Build Pushes Forward

The final concrete pours in Bend, Oregon are going down this week as the Spohn Ranch crew races against mother nature and the cold temps that are creeping in.  The crew is also hard at work installing locally-salvaged boulders that will give skaters a unique riding experience as they transition between concrete and natural stone.    


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 »

Skate Plaza in Marquette, Michigan Nears Opening

  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 »

Holland Park Skate Plaza – Elizabeth, New Jersey

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 – Happy Valley, Oregon Skate Spot

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 »

Junction City, Oregon Skatepark Opens

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 »

Skatepark Build Wrapping Up at Fort Bragg

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!

New Skatepark in Miami, Florida

Miami, Florida – North Trail Park, originally uploaded by spohnranchskateparks. The crew is just wrapping up our fourth concrete skatepark in Miami Dade County. Tight little rectangular space, nestled in-between walking paths and basketball courts, but will definitely be a fun one! The park features a hipped mini-ramp, multiple stair-sets, an a-frame combo and some sculptural manual pads – should … FULL POST »