HOUSTON (Houston Chronicle) – Wednesday, the city council approved a much-anticipated skate park. Construction should start within a few months.

The ten-acre site, west of I-45 in the Spring area of north Houston, will include $5.5 million in skating elements as well as open space, trails and a community center when it opens in spring 2014. The Greenspoint Redevelopment Authority will fund the park’s development and maintenance.

Mayor Annise Parker admitted maintenance of the park would be pricey, which had some wondering if the project would be delayed for years.

“I wanted to make sure the maintenance [funding] was secured,” Parker said. “We want it to be a monitored facility so it’s safe. All those elements are in place.”