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Twenty years of dreaming, planning and fundraising _mixed with a few speed bumps_ have come to fruition with one final pour of concrete.

The 200sq m Roxburgh skate park is only weeks away from completion with the creation of a pyramid-style ramp in the centre of the park last Monday.

Once the concrete cures process which can take two weeks for skaters to use.

Landscaping and fencing are under way around the scooter track and will complete the park.

Roxburgh Excavation managing director Robin Fox said it felt “really, really good” to see the park nearly ready for the town’s children to use.

“It’s been tracking along for 20 years and there’s been a lot of stops and starts along the way to get the funds, but this time we had a couple of really key people on the committee,” Ms Fox said.

“We’re really excited have kids that will be using it. It’s a community thing, so it was really important to us.”

Can-do attitude . . . At the Roxburgh Skate Park are (from left) Flat Line Concrete owner Sharn Stewart and crew members Tim MacKay and Storme Forster. The crew completed the park’s final pour of concrete on Monday afternoon, with the creation of a small mound to create better flow. PHOTO: SHANNON THOMSON

Wanaka company Flat Line Concrete took on the project of completing the park at the last minute, after the previous company contracted, Civil Concrete, went into liquidation.

Flat Line Concrete owner Sharn Stewart – who recently picked up his skateboard again – tested out the park on Monday afternoon, trying out the half pipe.

“It’s pretty sick,” he said.

“It’s a fast park.”

Almost complete . . . The Roxburgh skate park is nearing completion with the landscaping and fencing under way. PHOTO: SHANNON THOMSON