Top 10 Skatepark Builders worth mentioning 2012 – updated

Is your town getting a skatepark built? Well here are the companies we feel over here at Broken that should be on your list. If it is’nt mentioned here, I would think twice before you get some American Ramp Company or purkiss rose disaster in your town.

1. Grindline / Dreamland (Tied for First) – Grindline and Dreamland are both creators of epic skateparks world wide. They both use the maximum amount of space and create organic and amazing concrete wastelands to skate away the day on. Big stuff, small stuff, these 2 companies cover it all. Just click the link on there name to check out all the projects they have done. Lincoln city skatepark is one fine example of a Dreamland masterpiece. Orcas Island is a grindline beauty.

2. Team Pain – Team Pains latest creation in Arvada, Colorado is enough explanation for this second place choice. Very close second, could easily be tied for 1st too.



3. California Skateparks – Quality skatepark builder with some of the best concrete work around. Their parks are built to last.




4. Evergreen Skateparks – Windells Skatecamp, check it out.
5. Tim Trudell and whatever crew he gets together. Tim’s a master skatepark builder/ back yard pool creator, if you can find him and get him involved, your project will be epic.

6. San Pedro and Washington Street DIY builders – No need for an explanation

7. Poolish Pride Construction Lincoln Nass builds sick stuff with tight transitions that are perfect.
8. Placed to Ride tied with Artisan Skateparks – Our initial list left out Artisan and they are definitely a quality east coast builder that is worth mentioning. Placed to Ride has a few rad parks under their belt too and both are worth a look.

9. Pillar Skateparks
10. Newline Skateparks

There are obviusoly tons of other park builders out there, some that could possibly be on this list and well, if we missed one let us know. The staff here has ridden many parks as well as worked/built/etc. parks so there is some merit to this list. These builders exhibit great concrete skill in construction, unique and variety of design, and will make a destination park out of your project.


McKinleyville Skatepark – Six Rivers Brewery

So when I went to Humboldt state I spent several years of my life in the beautiful town of Mckinleyville, California . “Wheres the horses have the right away” was the town slogan and there wasn’t much to skate at all except the parking lot at Ray’s market. So funny that on a nice weekend day there would be 20 plus shredding this small curb that was out back and a couple manual pads. I bet that place doesn’t see much skating these days with the park in Arcata and Eureka now. Even 15 years ago there was a movement to get a skatepark, but it never panned out. Now it’s closer than ever and its a beautiful Grindline design. You can check out the designs here.

They are trying to raise money any way and one of the raddest ways ever is by selling a special brew made by Six Rivers Brewerylocated in McKinleyville. They are making the Frontside Ale

 and the proceeds go to making the park. It isn’t in bottles yet, but if your in town or driving through to Oregon on the 101, stop in Mckinleyville, buy a pitcher, and then get back on the road!