Leesburg, Va. (June 26, 2015) – At their meeting on Tuesday, June 23, 2015, the Leesburg Town Council awarded a contract for the design and redevelopment of the Catoctin SkatePark to Spohn Ranch, a California-based skate park design firm.
Spohn Ranch has designed and built several skate parks in the Washington DC area, including parks in North Laurel, Maryland, and Lake Fairfax Park in Reston, Virginia. In developing skate park projects, Spohn Ranch focuses on the community, environmental responsibility and state-of-the art designs.
Spohn Ranch began as a community, anchored by Aaron Spohn’s backyard half-pipe, and grew into an award-winning skate park design/build firm. A cornerstone of action sports progression for over 20 years, Spohn Ranch’s backyard roots have spread globally, culminating in hundreds of cutting-edge creations. From permanent skateable landscapes to innovative installations for high-profile events, Spohn Ranch has played an invaluable role in the exponential growth and development of action sports.
“Staff is excited about the quality of product that Spohn Ranch produces, as well as their dedication to involving the community in the design of the park from the beginning to end,” commented Richard Williams, Leesburg’s Director of Parks and Recreation.
The team from Spohn Ranch will join Parks and Recreation staff on Tuesday, July 7, 2015, for the first community input session on the skate park design. The input session will begin at 7:00pm in the lower level of Ida Lee Park Recreation Center. The types of elements, features, and style of park desired by the Leesburg skating community will be discussed. All interested community members are invited to attend. Means for members of the public to provide additional input via social media will be launched in the near future.