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Spohn Ranch Completes Concrete Skate Spots in Suffolk, Virginia

With construction of the two new skateparks in Suffolk, Virginia complete, the City prepares for grand opening ceremonies this weekend.

Suffolk, VA, March 27, 2011 --( There’s a sense of excitement brewing in Suffolk, Virginia’s skateboarding community as the City prepares to officially open its two new concrete skate spots designed and built by Spohn Ranch Skateparks. As landscaping and site amenities complete the finishing touches of the pocket parks at Lake Meade and Bennett’s Creek, the City is set to celebrate the overwhelming success of the project with a ribbon cutting ceremony, giveaways and skateboarding demonstrations by the local 17th Street Skate Crew.

Spohn Ranch was commissioned with the design/build of two skate spots in late 2010. After engaging with local youth for a sense of the features that inspired their skating, they applied the City’s budget towards a 3,000 square foot park at Bennett’s Creek Park and a 5,000 square foot plaza-style park at Lake Meade Park. Originally slated for metal ramps, they converted both parks into concrete wonderlands that would complement the creative of spirit of skateboarding while enduring the test of time. After a stretch of poor weather at the end of 2010 and early 2011, Spohn Ranch’s dedicated crew of professional skatepark builders executed grading, earthwork, shotcrete and cast-in-place concrete construction – transforming the vision of Suffolk’s skaters into a living and breathing work of art.

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