Milford Skatepark is a 6,000 square-foot outdoor concrete skatepark in Milford, Michigan, that first opened in 2020. The skatepark is packed with features, including elongated quarter pipes, banks, handrails, manual pads, and ledges.
The Milford Skatepark’s full design and construction have been split into two separate phases. Phase I consists of the 6,000 square feet skatepark that is currently open to the public.
The fundraising and grant-writing process for Phase II continues to this day. Phase II will add an additional 4,000 square feet once construction is complete.
|Address||J D Caswell Drive Milford, Michigan 48381|
|Features||Quarter pipes, banks, ledges, handrails, manual pads|
|Size||Currently 6,000 square feet with plans of a 4,000 square foot expansion|
|Riding Allowed||Skateboard, BMX bikes, in-line skates, and scooters|
|Hours||Dawn until Dusk|
|Design/Build||Spohn Ranch Skateparks|
Milleford Skatepark Overview
Phase I of the Milford Skatepark was a bit of a challenge to design and construct by the Spohn Ranch team due to the sloping topography. However, a well-thought-out street plaza design was developed to take advantage of the slopes to create some natural momentum-building passages.
On the far side of the park, there is an elongated 90-degree bank and quarterpipe where skaters can drop in, grind the coping, or practice lip tricks and hand plants.
The middle of the park consists of the street plaza terrain that consists of multiple ledges, handrails, and manual pads split between three different pathways. The pathways are divided by green spaces filled with plants and trees giving the skatepark a natural aesthetic.
On one side of the street section is an long embankment that stretches the entire distance of the skatepark and that eventually curves and flows directly into what will be Phase II once complete.
At the end opposite the quarterpipe and after the street plaza, there is a 360-degree circular ramp that you can launch yourself over and seamlessly land on the opposite side to flow into an embankment or eventually into Phase II of the park.
The plans for Phase II involve adding 4,000 square feet to the park that will include four additional ledges and a massive over-vert pipe.
The idea for a new skatepark in Milford had been in the works for almost 20-years before a group of local students and their parents stepped up in 2016 to ask the Village of Milford what needed to be done to make this long-awaited skatepark a reality.
The main holdup to the completion of the Skatepark was funding, however, with the help of the crowdfunding website Patronicity, the Village of Milford was able to collect a significant amount of private donations to help pay for the design and construction of the skatepark.
Additionally, the Michigan Economic Development Corporation’s Public Spaces Community Places Program matched all private donations and the Spohn Ranch team was able to break ground in 2020.
The Milford Skatepark is open to skaters of all ages and skill levels as well as in-line skaters, BMX riders, and scooters. Children under 10 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.