Councilman Jack Herbst championed the park and raised the necessary money. He solicited assistance from Northampton County and several surrounding municipalities.
Herbst said the highway department already laid the macadam at the park and American Ramp Co. of Joplin, Mo., will install all of the equipment as soon as possible.
Herbst hopes in June to have skaters grinding on rails, using the fun box and practicing tricks on a picnic table designed for skaters rather than eaters.
Herbst said the skate park can accommodate dozens of participants.
Council also awarded a bid to install $7,000 of vinyl-covered fencing surrounding the skate park area.