Jan
19

Encinitas Plaza Underway !

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The City of Encinitas, CA Hall Property Skatepark and Gateway Plaza is officially under construction.  It has been over a decade since personally presenting to City Council about the project.  Special thanks to Transworld Skateboarding for letting us hold meetings at their offices, input from the Tony Hawk Foundation Team, Mike McGill, Andy Mac and so many other great people of Encinitas, CA.  RJM and City has been great to work with all these years and thank you very much.

Aug
24

Lake Geneva, WI Opening

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The new City of Lake Geneva, WI Wheel Friendly Plaza is completed and ready to ride this coming Saturday, August 25, 2012 !

Jul
14

POPLAR BLUFF, MO-OPENING !

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The new City of Poplar Bluff, MO skate plaza is completed and ready to ride this coming Saturday, July 21, 2012 !  Come join us as we release the first skate park to be funded by the Foundation for Health to fight child obesity.  The unique nature of the park is it replaces an abondoned gravel parking lot in the downtown area creating a true Brownfield Renewal Project.

Dec
16

ART WALL INTEGRATION !

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The new City of Poplar Bluff, MO skate plaza is almost complete with integrated art walls, historic downtown brick patterns and other elements to create a true urban downtown plaza.  Stay posted for more updates weekly.

The focal sun burst pattern is center backdrop for all views looking down the corridor of the park. The art wall was pneumatically placed vertical concrete over 6′ in height with an old world stain pattern. The color choices have been extracted from the adjacent movie theatre signage located in downtown Poplar Bluff, MO.

 

Oct
12

DENVER OPENING !

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New City of Denver, CO Skate/ Bike Plaza Opening !  ASD is proud to present their latest design and completion of the first ADA, Barrier Free, Wheel Friendly Plaza.  Come meet up with the design team and ribbon cutting with the Mayor !

Sep
15

POPLAR BLUFF, MO

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ACTION Sport Development (ASD) is working with the City of Poplar Bluff, MO in developing the city’s first “Wheel Friendly” Skate Plaza that is pedestrian friendly with spectator viewing. The project has an urban plaza theme that integrates with the existing brick building and adjacent brick walls embracing the city’s historical architecture.

ASD was hired as the licensed landscape architect to perform services from planning, public facilitation, schematic, conceptual, 3-D modeling, design development, construction documents and will continue services through construction administration and grand opening assistance.

Construction Progress Underway !

Aug
31

DENVER, CO

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ACTION Sport Development (ASD) is working with the City of Denver, CO and ECI Construction in developing the city’s first “Wheel Friendly” Skate Plaza that is ADA accessible and has pedestrian friendly pathways. The project has an urban plaza theme that integrates with the adjacent park playground features.  Construction Documents are complete and construction is underway. Expected completion with be fall 2011. ASD was hired as the licensed landscape architect to perform services from planning, public facilitation, schematic, conceptual, 3-D modeling, design development, construction documents. ASD is providing services through construction administration and grand opening assistance .  Check out the progress photo’s !

Aug
31

ST. CLOUD, MN

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ACTION Sport Development (ASD) worked with the City of St. Cloud, MN Parks and Recreation Department and a established Skate Park Advisory Committee (S.A.C.) in developing the State of Minnesota’s first Skate Plaza and largest Skate Park. The project has been a grass roots fund raising project with funds from such organization as the “Tony Hawk Foundation” and several local businesses. The Skate Plaza project has already gained World renowned recognition for its Green design with rain gardens, bio-filtration, recycled materials and unique design.ASD was hired as the licensed landscape architect to perform services from planning, public facilitation, schematic, conceptual, 3-D modeling, design development, construction documents, administration and grand opening assistance.

“At the Heritage Park Skate Plaza in St. Cloud, everything is custom-built of concrete, granite or metal. (Located amid various granite quarries, one local operation donated $20,000 in granite to the project.) The unique mix of these sturdy, industrial materials, including various concrete mixes to achieve the proper grip and durability, creates a facility high in functional longevity and style. St. Cloud, which combines inventive landscape design featuring an assortment of hardscapes and softscapes amid the skatepark layout, has subsequently become a place for many to mingle. The plaza is also currently seeking LEED certification, touting its drainage wells and rain gardens as well as the design’s repurposing of existing land features as first-rate environmental features”.

PARKS AND RECREATION MANAGEMENT MAGAZINE