Spohnranch has a new street plaza opening in the Inglewood neighborhood of Wilmington California. It’s replacing some prefab ramps with prefab concrete. They actually placed the whole park on the existing slab, traced it, and then cut out the concrete and laid the new pieces in place. They predict a lot of communities will be replacing metal and wood prefab parks this way as it allows them to avoid the expense of re-pouring all the flat. Seems like it would work fine for a street plaza. This one was co-designed by Paul Rodriguez Jr. and features replicas of LA spots including the DWP granite benches, Fairfield ledges and LA High banks. They have a Flickr stream of the installation and a short video that you can watch after the jump. Not much to it really. The park is located at 325 Neptune Ave, Wilmington, CA 90744. Opening ceremony is September 27
Short installation clips.
LOS ANGELES MAYOR ANTONIO VILLARAIGOSSA PROUDLY PRESENTS USA’S FIRST YOUTH STREET SKATE PLAZA WITH MAXWELL BILLIEON.
September 19, 2008: LOS ANGELES MAYOR ANTONIO VILLARAIGOSA, LA CITY COUNCILPERSON JANICE HAHN AND ENTERTAINMENT EXECUTIVE MAXWELL BILLIEON HAVE TEAMED UP ALONG WITH SUPERSTAR SKATER, PAUL RODRIGUEZ JR. (P ROD) TO LAUNCH THE AMBASSADOR SERIES. AT ITS CENTER IS THE UNVEILING OF THE COUNTRIES FIRST DEDICATED STREET SKATE YOUTH DESTINATION SPOT, “AMBASSADOR PLAZA”. P ROD, WHO CO-DESIGNED “AMBASSADOR PLAZA”, STATED IN INTERVIEW, “MAXWELL BROUGHT ME IN TO LEND MY EXPERTISE AND IT’S AN HONOR TO BE APART OF SOMETHING SO MONUMENTAL”.
THE PREMIER LAUNCH EVENT, SLATED FOR SEPTEMBER 27TH FROM12PM TO 4PM WILL BE HOSTED BY MTV STAR, WILL GILBERT AND PROVIDE FREE PRODUCT AND ENTERTAINMENT TO OVER 500 YOUTH ATTENDEE’S.
“OUR GOAL IS TO PROVIDE ACCESS TO NEW MODELS IN OUR GLOBAL AT RISK COMMUNITIES! BEING AN AMBASSADOR EFFECTIVELY MEANS TO BRIDGE WORLDS TOGETHER AND FOR ME, THAT MEANS THAT HAVING ACCESS IS THE KEY. THROUGH ACCESS, OUR YOUTH HAVE MODELS OF WHAT CAN TRULY BE ACHIEVED”, SAID MAXWELL BILLIEION IN INTERVIEW WITH THE LA TIMES TODAY.
PROJECT PARTNERS INCLUDE SPOHN RANCH SKATEPARKS, Active, HAVOCTV, CANON CAMERA, NIKE, Nixon WATCHES, EMU BOOT CO., Plan B SKATE, DVS SKATE AND GIBSON GUITAR.