Morenci to have its own skatepark

Contributed Rendering/Courtesy Freeport McMoRan Inc.: This is a rendering of what the Morenci Skatepark will look like.

Construction is expected to start Nov. 1 and finish by year’s end

Contributed Article/Courtesy Jim Telle-Freeport McMoRan Inc.

MORENCI – Freeport-McMoRan Morenci has initiated the process for the construction of a community skatepark and pump track west of the Greenlee County Ball Fields.

The public facility will encompass approximately 7,100 square feet that will include a bowl, quarter pipes, grind rail, jump ramp, and a 250-foot-long pump track. General landscaping and site features will include a sidewalk from Fairbanks Road to the skatepark, synthetic turf, decorative gravel, a perimeter fence, security cameras, and lighting.

Construction is expected to begin November 1 and be completed by the end of the year, according to the contractor, Spohn Ranch Skateparks, which also designed and built the Safford Skatepark at Firth Park in Safford.

The company’s decision to undertake this project is in response to surveys of the community, which indicated an interest in a public skatepark.

About Spohn Ranch Skateparks

Spohn Ranch began as a community, anchored by Aaron Spohn’s backyard half-pipe, and grew into an award-winning skatepark design-build firm. A cornerstone of wheel sports progression for over 30 years, Spohn Ranch’s Los Angeles backyard roots have spread globally, culminating in hundreds of cutting-edge creations.

Via three decades of municipal skatepark projects, spanning 40+ states, 15+ countries and a variety of corporate clients including Red Bull and Vans, Spohn Ranch’s skatepark designers and skatepark builders have mastered a broad range of techniques specific to creating the highest-quality wheel-focused terrain possible.

With a firsthand passion for skateboarding and wheel sports, the Spohn Ranch family of highly skilled craftsmen, including landscape designers, ironworkers, grading wizards, and ACI-certified shotcrete nozzlemen, pride themselves on designing and building skateparks with the relentless dedication to detail and architectural finesse that Spohn Ranch is known for.