New skate park dedicated in Oconto

Oconto's skate park opened Saturday, Aug. 5, 2017. (WLUK/Jessie Basinski)

OCONTO (WLUK) -- A dedication and ribbon-cutting ceremony were held for the park, which is a first of its kind in the city.

The project began as an idea in 2014 by a group of kids.

They rode their bikes to City Hall and voiced their wish for a bike and skate park in the area.

One of those kids was at Saturday's celebration and is proud his dream come to life.

"I think it turned out really nice, I think a lot of people will enjoy it for years to come," said Dylan Lukas who helped organize the project.

The park was funded through donations, fundraisers, cook-offs, and bake sales.

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