UPDATE 4/8/13 @ 11:20 p.m.
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- A skate park soon will be in the works at Harris Riverfront Park in Huntington.
City Council unanimously voted Monday night to approve the first phase, which involves the master plan for design and development of the project.
It will cost more than $130,000 to complete. Supporters say this is going to be a great addition for everyone in the community.
The project will be done in three phases. Officials say construction should begin in about six months.
On Monday night, Huntington City Council members passed the first reading of an ordinance allowing officials to enter into a contract for the development and design of the park. It will be built at Harris Riverfront Park.
Members say this is a positive for the community.
"Teenagers and adults all over the city of Huntington skate boarding and BMX-ing, things like that. So, this is going to help take them off the streets, around the public libraries and things like that -- move them to a centrally located area at Harris Riverfront Park. A place set up just for them, built for them, let’s go have some fun,” Huntington Councilman Scott Caserta said.
As referenced, the project will cost more than $130,000 to complete and will be done in three phases. A time table has not yet been set.