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Cicero Skatepark rises above State of Illinois budget crisis

The State of Illinois’ ongoing budget crisis has significantly hindered the development of new public skateparks across Illinois over the past few years. The Town of Cicero, located just southwest of downtown Chicago, thankfully rose above the State’s shortcomings and funded the construction of a new community park at the intersection of 18th St and S Laramie Ave. Dubbed the … FULL POST »

New Neighborhood Skate Spot in Rancho Cucamonga

170,000 residents. 1 outdated skatepark. The numbers spoke for themselves and the City of Rancho Cucamonga listened – including a new skatepark in their 2011 Proposition 84 grant application. When the grant for their 3.4 acre park (eventually named Los Amigos Park) was awarded, it was time to get to work. The landscape architects at RJM Design Group planned the … FULL POST »

Going From flat to fabulous in Oak Lawn, Illinois

With a proud history of skatepark construction in the State of Illinois, Spohn Ranch was the clear choice for the Village of Oak Lawn as they embarked on a skatepark renovation project. The aging wood ramps at Worthbrook Park had reached the end of their lifespan and it was time for a modern approach. The concrete slab was in good … FULL POST »

State-of the-art concrete skatepark in Sykesville

Historic Sykesville, Maryland, with a population of only 4,500, will soon boast a state-of-the-art concrete skatepark designed and built by Spohn Ranch. Our work, which included design, steel fabrication, drainage, earthwork and concrete, would not have been possible without the pioneering efforts of a local group of skateboarders who transformed a concrete slab at South Branch Park into a DIY … FULL POST »

Design Innovation at North Beardsley Skatepark

We like to believe that every skatepark design is better than our last and Bakersfield’s latest skatepark at North Beardsley Park is a prime example of that. After a successful design and build project for the City of Bakersfield in 2014, we wanted to raise the bar even higher when North of the River Recreation and Park District hired Spohn Ranch as their skatepark … FULL POST »

Benito Juarez Park Skate Spot in Maywood, California

It’s incredibly rewarding when we can help where we are needed most. With nearly 30,000 residents and an area of only 1.1 square miles, Maywood, California is one of the densest cities in Los Angeles County. So as you can imagine, places to play or ride a skateboard are limited. Collaborating with EPT Design and the Trust for Public Land, … FULL POST »

A fresh start for the Dublin, Ohio Skatepark

The City of Dublin, Ohio’s skatepark was a well-used facility since day one, so when the City’s plans to expand Coffman Park ran right through the skatepark footprint, two priorities became clear. First, was finding a new location. Second, was learning from the original skatepark design’s mistakes and capitalizing on the opportunity for a fresh start. While the original skatepark … FULL POST »

Walker Mill Skatepark Opens to Rave Reviews

On Friday, July 10th, the Prince George’s County Department of Parks and Recreation proudly cut the ribbon at Walker Mill Regional Park’s new crown jewel – a 12,000 square foot concrete skatepark. While this celebration marked the official opening, skateboarders from throughout Maryland & Virginia had already been flocking to District Heights for months for a firsthand taste of the … FULL POST »

Construction underway in Westlake Village, CA

Skatepark construction is underway in Westlake Village, California.  The City’s first concrete skatepark is one component of a 19-acre recreational site located on the north side of Thousand Oaks Boulevard, West of Lindero Canyon Road.  10+ years in the making, the project finally came to fruition through a unique collaboration between the City of Westlake and the Triunfo YMCA. Skatepark … FULL POST »

Uvalde Texas Skatepark Construction in full swing

The skatepark build is underway at Uvalde Municipal Park in Uvalde, Texas! Located just north of the Mexico border, the City’s first public skatepark is the result of forward-looking municipal leaders who recognized the value of providing local youth with a designated place to ride their skateboards. Per usual, the skatepark design process consisted of several charrettes where we met … FULL POST »