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Skateboarder on curveEstablished in 1963, Wormhoudt Incorporated is a full service professional practice committed to the sound principles of environmental planning, meeting user needs, personalized service and innovative, cost effective design solutions. Over 32 years of experience in the skate and bike park industry has given Wormhoudt Incorporated the unique ability to provide facility designs that people want, while fulfilling operational requirements that public agencies and private clients demand. Our team of professional designers and athletes incorporate an enthusiastic and dynamic understanding of user needs and project implementation. Each project is developed utilizing a collaborative community design process and our direct skating/biking experience, combined with a focus on safety, affordability, durability and environmental sensitivity. The success of the projects we work on is substantially due to the enthusiastic participation of the communities with whom we work.

Wormhoudt Incorporated offers complete landscape architectural services including feasibility studies, master planning, site selection, cost estimating, consulting, construction documentation, and construction administration services.



Firm History
Wormhoudt Incorporated was established by the late Ken Wormhoudt in 1963, providing landscape architectural services for the design of parks, schools, playgrounds, commercial projects, public projects and private residences. As a Landscape Architect with over 45 years of experience, Ken Wormhoudt is widely recognized as the pioneer of public skate and bike park facility design and planning. His user input based designs demonstrated his careful attention to client needs and has set the standard for most public skate and bike parks being built today.

Wormhoudt Incorporated became involved in the field of skate park facility design and planning in 1974. The City of Santa Cruz, California contracted with the firm for the master plan of a community park and a skating facility was part of the proposed program. Utilizing input from local skaters for the design, a plan was created and the park was built. Today, Derby Park is still heavily used, and is recognized as the world's oldest public skate park.

Since the design of Derby Park, Wormhoudt Incorporated has designed over eighty skate and bike park facilities that are in use throughout the world. The firm has provided skate and bike park consulting services for over 450 communities throughout the world and is working on numerous projects this year.




• Wormhoudt Incorporated has written the skate park facility design and safety standards adopted by the Public Agency Risk Sharing Authority of California.

• Wormhoudt Incorporated has provided skate park facility planning and design consulting services for over 460 municipalities throughout the world.



• Skate Park of Decade Award - Concrete Skate Park Design - Skate Park Association, USA - Louisville, KY

• Award for Excellence Concrete Skate Park Design Skate Park Association, USA


• The Quality of Life Design.
- American Society of Landscape Architects; Venice Beach Skate Park- Venice Beach, CA USA

• Outstanding Design - State of California Counties -District VIII - Oxnard, CA

• Project of the Year Award - Structures - American Public Works Association - Oxnard, CA

• Award of Excellence - California Parks and Recreation Society - Menlo Park, CA

• Achievement Award - Facility Design - California Parks & Rec. Society - Folsom, CA

• Award for Excellence - Skate Park Design - California Parks and Rec. Society - Redwood City, CA

• Outstanding Achievement in Concrete Award American Concrete Institute Indianapolis, Indiana

• E.H.A. Parks Excellence Award Nevada Recreation and Parks Society Carson City, Nevada

• Excellence in Urban Design Award Community Pride Design Award, Washington Vancouver, WA

• Outstanding Facility Award California Park and Recreation Society Hanford, California

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