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West Allis, Wisconsin Skate Plaza Project Underway

Before designing the Milwaukee-area’s first modern skate plaza, our work for the City of West Allis involved a thorough site selection process where we analyzed locations throughout the community – examining accessibility, environmental impact and design canvas. When Radtke Park was selected, we pursued a green approach by working around trees and contouring the skateable terrain to the site’s natural … FULL POST »

Walker Mill Regional Park coming soon!

Walker Mill Regional Park in District Heights, Maryland will soon add 12,000 square feet of sculpted concrete to it’s impressive collection of state-of-the-art facilities and amenities.   Space within the park was limited, so an extremely challenging downhill site became our canvas. We took the challenge and emerged with a solution that not only addresses the site’s unique topography, drainage … FULL POST »

Fairfield, Iowa Skatepark Design Finalized

Iowa is not known as a hub of quality skateparks, with only one concrete skatepark built within the past 5 years (our design/build project in Oskaloosa), but we’re excited to take a positive step towards changing that with our latest Iowa skatepark project at OB Nelson Park in the City of Fairfield. Thanks to the generous donation of a private … FULL POST »

Grand Opening of Ponderosa Skatepark in Bend

In 2013, the Bend Park & Recreation District and PUSH of Oregon, a local skateboard advocacy group, selected Spohn Ranch as the skatepark designer and builder for the City’s latest skatepark project at Ponderosa Park. Ponderosa Park was already home to a concrete skatepark built in 1997, but flawed design and subpar skatepark construction limited the potential of the space … 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 »

Gardena, CA – Skatepark Construction Progress

Gardena, California – Rowley Park Skatepark Construction Progress, originally uploaded by spohnranchskateparks. The skatepark build at Rowley Park in Gardena, California is moving along swiftly as the Spohn Ranch construction crew moves into the final stages of the project next week. The first of two skateparks Spohn Ranch will be building for the City of Gardena, this 7,000 square foot … FULL POST »

Possum Creek Skatepark set for Grand Opening

Possum Creek Skatepark – Gainesville, Florida, originally uploaded by spohnranchskateparks. With construction wrapping up last week, the Possum Creek Skatepark is already receiving rave reviews from the skaters, parents and community members who had spent years advocating for a state-of-the-art public facility in Gainesville. With grant deadlines fast approaching, Spohn Ranch dramatically shortened their construction timeline by utilizing a revolutionary … FULL POST »

Skateable Art Website Launches

Skateable Art by Spohn Ranch Website Launches, originally uploaded by spohnranchskateparks. We’ve finally launched the stand alone website for our innovative new product line called Skateable Art, which can be found here. Click the link to browse through the site and read about the inspiration, see the catalog of pieces, and discover how the amazing process works. Rather than relying … FULL POST »

Metal skate deterrents are not the answer

Skatestoppers are not the answer, originally uploaded by spohnranchskateparks. This is a park near my house in Southern California. The city accidentally built skateable art, then put ugly metal skate deterrents on top. This isolates skaters from the community and uses city money to discourage physical activity. For the same cost, the city could have built the pieces with stainless steel … FULL POST »