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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 »

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 »

ERIC BROWN SKATEPARK OPENS IN LEESBURG, VIRGNIA

At the tender age of 15, Eric Brown mustered the courage to speak to the Leesburg Town Council about his desire for a public skatepark. After years of fundraising and community advocacy, a wooden skatepark was built. That skatepark served its purpose for several years, but eventually became outdated and required replacement with a modern concrete facility. In 2017, Spohn Ranch … FULL POST »

RIVERDALE, GA MAYOR THANKFUL FOR DREAM SKATEPARK

Come one, come all. A brand new 7,000 square foot skatepark in Riverdale, Georgia is ready to enjoy. Only 30 minutes south of Atlanta, the Riverdale Skatepark is quickly becoming a skate mecca for the south. The skatepark officially opened on May 16th, but it has already had waves of skateboarders from across the Atlanta-area flooding the new concrete paradise. Riverdale City Manager … 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 »

CICERO’S FLOWY SKATEPARK OPENS TO RAVE REVIEWS

As the 10th largest municipality in Illinois, the Town of Cicero was due for a skatepark. More specifically, this Chicago suburb needed a concrete bowl to contrast from the street-focused skateparks in the area. In August, our skilled team of concrete craftsmen completed construction ahead of schedule and within budget. Three bowls ranging from 3’-6’ form the heart of the … FULL POST »

Spohn Ranch and Anaheim double up on greatness

What do you get when you combine firetrucks, free helmets and a massive crowd of local youth? The Schweitzer Skatepark Grand Opening in Anaheim, CA! With the incredible donation from Disneyland and the brilliance of the City of Anaheim, the second skatepark was grandly opened on 20th of September. The first park in Anaheim also designed and built by Spohn … FULL POST »

Skatepark Built in Honor of Councilman Dan Dever

The City of Othello, Washington honored the late Dan Dever in style by building the skatepark he fought for during his tenure as City Councilman. The 6,000 square foot skatepark adds recreational diversity to the existing baseball, tennis, basketball, swimming and hockey facilities that comprise Lions Park. With flowing lines, the skatepark features Spohn Ranch’s signature fusion of street and … FULL POST »