AVONDALE, ARIZONA: The Avondale Festival Fields Park project is a 30-acre expansion and renovation of the existing Festival Fields regional park for the City of Avondale. Included in the project is a fishing lake, splash park, skatepark, pumptrack, play courts, ball fields, multi-use fields, restroom/concessions building, picnic areas, dog park, and custom designed play structures. The skatepark/pumptrack Pivot was hired to design/build is approximately 25,000 SF in size and features a street/plaza style of course that includes stairs, handrails, and ledges and is connected to an asphalt pumptrack for an added user experience.
NORMAN, OKLAHOMA: Just 30 minutes south of Oklahoma City, Norman is home to a prominent and strong skate scene. With that, the city felt the need to invest in the community by upgrading the previous above ground skatepark, with a world class in ground concrete skatepark. Located in Andrew’s Park, the 20,000 square foot Blake Baldwin Skatepark continues to honor the memory of an avid local skater.
Our design team was tasked with the objective of creating a harmonious skatepark design that combined beauty and the functionality of an “All Wheel” park. The goal was to craft a design that would remain relevant and innovative for years to come in the world of continually evolving skatepark design.
With the selected site, obstacles arose pushing our designers to provide solutions that were not only functional but unique to the city of Norman. One of the obstacles being an existing on site pump house. Teaming up with the city’s landscape architect, we incorporated local stones that act as a retention wall, while also providing a natural look that seamlessly coincides with the design of the skatepark. We pushed this idea even further incorporating red brick to match the red stone retaining walls. Using color like this in a skatepark, reduces glare from the concrete which allows users to safely ride through the park without the difficulty of bright reflections from the concrete.
To compliment the concrete park, we installed a 56′ wide 5′ halfpipe with 6′ extensions that is arguably the best halfpipe in Oklahoma.
Driving past this park, you can’t help but marvel at this skateable work of art and ingenuity. The Blake Baldwin Skatepark has put Norman, and the State of Oklahoma on the map with a world class skatepark that will push the boundaries of skating for years to come.
MIAMI, FLORIDA: Lot 11 Skatepark is located at the heart of Downtown Miami under interstate I-95. This park has over 38,000 sq. ft. of skateable area and has been called one of the (if not the) best, skateparks in the nation. This is not only for its use of space and its custom design and quality construction; it is also one of the only parks in line to receive LEED Gold status for its entire design and construction approach. We utilized recycled concrete and asphalt sub-base materials. We minimized any import gas by seeking materials locally and even having our build crews stay in the area and bike to work.
Lot 11 skatepark is a perfect example of the pride and quality our team takes, and we hope to bring you the same quality to your park. Our team and designers worked with the MPA and the SkateFree.org group to champion this park into fruition, an effort that took over 10 years. Every rendition used to spread the message of this park was done by our lead designer and has led to a very well-received regional park.
The iconic Riverfront Skate Park in Fort Smith, AR has generated a ton of stoke and for good reason. ARC was approached to develop a park concept that truly combined skate and bike focused recreation in a connected and symbiotic design (and boy, did we). Working with Bobby Aldridge from Frontier Engineering and the city of Fort Smith, we contracted to design and build all of the action sports specialty scope utilizing our custom concrete construction team Pivot Custom for all of the flowy goodness in the skate park, Velosolutions USA for a compact but rad asphalt pumptrack, and Progressive Bike Ramps for the bicycle playground and gnarly jump/skills line.
In Fort Smith we were asked to create an all-wheel park like nothing ever seen before and we delivered. This project had our entire team involved at one point or another. We also created some unique local features including a large skateable Arkansas and a rideable arrow sticking out of the skatepark! At the grand opening we had 2,000 people in attendance and the park continues to be a huge hit in the area. We take pride in building parks like Fort Smith’s that become a gathering place for every wheeled sport.