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New Knoxville, Iowa Skatepark Opening This Fall

This fall, Knoxville, Iowa, 45 minutes southeast of Des Moines, will proudly celebrate the opening of a state-of-the-art skatepark designed and built by Spohn Ranch. The highly-anticipated Knoxville Skatepark follows recent Spohn Ranch projects in Oskaloosa, Fairfield and Winterset and will continue to cement Spohn Ranch’s legacy as a premiere skatepark design/build firm. (view our other Iowa skateparks below) The … FULL POST »

Believe The Hype – Goleta Skatepark Coming to Life

Construction of Goleta, California’s first public skatepark is officially underway. Spohn Ranch was commissioned as skatepark designer by the City of Goleta in 2013, but after a successful design process, the larger park project was put on hold due to a property ownership issue. Thankfully the issue was eventually resolved and the project resumed in early 2018. The 4,500 square … FULL POST »

Wheaton Skatepark Upgrades From Ramps to Concrete

The Clocktower Commons Skatepark in Wheaton, Illinois has officially re-opened! The skatepark was temporarily closed while the aging wood ramps were removed and replaced with new concrete terrain. Spohn Ranch was hired by the Wheaton Park District and tasked with updating the skatepark while preserving the existing concrete slab. For a smooth transition, we cut trenches in the slab where … FULL POST »

HAWAIIAN GARDENS SKATEPARK RECEIVES CONCRETE FACELIFT

Clarkdale Park Skatepark in Hawaiian Gardens, California is getting a facelift thanks to the skatepark designers and builders at Spohn Ranch. After years of making due with aging metal ramps and a worn slab, local skateboarders are ecstatic about the upgrade to modern concrete terrain. While the space remains compact, the new skatepark design will provide good flow and a … 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 »

Groundbreaking Set For New Eagle Pass Skatepark

A once desolate space underneath US Highway 277, in the City of Eagle Pass, Texas will soon be the home to a 8,500 square foot concrete skatepark. If you’re not familiar with Eagle Pass, it sits directly on the cusp of the Texas-Mexico border, separated by the Rio Grande. After years of behind-the-scenes advocacy. the project kicked into high gear … FULL POST »

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 »

Crowley Lake Skatepark Charges Ahead

About 30 minutes south of the legendary winter tourist destination Mammoth Mountain and on the eastern side of Sierra Nevada mountain range lies the close-knit community of Crowley Lake, California. In recent years, a public skatepark became a top priority for the community. The importance of a skatepark was noticeably relevant in a place where during the dry months, fishing, … FULL POST »

SPOHN RANCH BUILDS ARMADA A DREAM COME TRUE

Armada Township, an hour north of Detroit, Michigan, is now how home to a “dream come true” for local residents Jacob Gritzinger and Tyler Ross who spent nearly a decade advocating for a public skatepark. “It brings tears to eyes,” said Gritzinger. “It really does.” The Armada skate park location is 75400 North Avenue Armada, MI 48005 Spohn Ranch was … 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 »