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Union County, NJ Debuts New Mattano Park Skatepark

Mattano Park Skatepark in Elizabeth, New Jersey has joined the modern era. A collection of steel ramps served the community well for many years, but new skatepark design trends and the escalating maintenance demands of steel ramps made it clear it was time to upgrade to concrete. A collaboration between Union County, the City of Elizabeth, Suburban Consulting Engineers and … FULL POST »


The Town of Highland, Indiana, located 45 minutes southeast of Chicago, will soon be home to a state-of-the-art concrete skatepark courtesy of Los Angeles-based skatepark builder Spohn Ranch. Shaped by input from local skateboarders, the skatepark design provides 7,000 square feet of modern concrete terrain including a below-grade mini-ramp, stair sets of varying difficulty level and a variety of grind … FULL POST »


With the success of recent Kern County projects, including DiGiorgio Park in Arvin and Planz Park in southern Bakersfield, Spohn Ranch has developed a strong reputation among Bakersfield-area skateboarders. So when word got around that Spohn Ranch was designing and building a new skatepark in northern Bakersfield, anticipation quickly started growing. Unexpected red tape at the State level put the … FULL POST »

Spohn Ranch Builds Bowl in South Central Los Angeles

South Central Los Angeles, primarily known for the bad elements portrayed in mainstream media continues to make changes for the better with the addition of a concrete skatepark and other amenities at the Audrey and Sydney Irmas Youth Activity Center. The Audrey and Sydney Irmas Youth Activity Center houses the South Los Angeles Sheriff’s Station Youth Activity League, a venue that … FULL POST »


After countless fundraisers consisting of bowling nights, spaghetti dinners and even a marathon, the community of Armada, Michigan is the definition of perseverance. This summer, the hard work of Armada Bike and Skatepark Foundation finally came to fruition as Spohn Ranch began construction of the new concrete skatepark. The Township of Armada, a small country town known as the pearl of … FULL POST »


Where exactly is the Manhattan Beach Skatepark? The address is 3003 Redondo Ave, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266 and the skatepark is now officially open! We captured local skateboarders, Jared Cleland and Mason Silva, getting their first taste of the smooth new concrete. The Manhattan Beach Skatepark grand opening was a huge success with hundreds of skateboarders and community members in … FULL POST »

3D Design Workshop Shapes New Arvin Skatepark

Development of the new Arvin Skatepark has been an ongoing project since 2013, but in October of 2015, the Arvin City Council voted to allocate funding for skatepark construction. Over 40 youth advocates tipped the scale for something they believe will benefit the entire community. “It got to the point where [the old skatepark] was becoming dangerous to use,” said Arvin … FULL POST »


Manhattan Beach skateboarders have long sought a place to call their own. For years, they’ve had to make due with skateparks in El Segundo, Venice, Gardena and Hermosa Beach – a long journey for a young skateboarder.   “The city is behind the times by about two decades.  Every other city around us has a skate park. Every few years, a new group … FULL POST »

Tillamook Skatepark charges ahead along Oregon Coast

The City of Tillamook, Oregon, known more for dairy farms and delicious cheese than skateboarding and BMX bikes, will soon be home to a 6,000 square foot concrete skatepark at Goodspeed Park. After being selected as the City’s skatepark designer and builder via a nationwide competition, we engaged in a collaborative skatepark design process with local skateboarders and BMX bike … FULL POST »

New skatepark pays tribute to Kentucky community’s loss

This one isn’t just a skatepark. This is a permanent tribute to the legacy of Prescott Lee Goodman and a testament to the spirit of a small community who came together in the face of heartbreak. After a tragic accident with an automobile cut the 15-year-old’s life short, Prescott’s family formed the “Bikes With Wings” Foundation with the mission of … FULL POST »