According to Roberta Weliever, Skelton Complete Tree Service spent the better part of Friday afternoon cutting and tearing down a handful of trees in the area.
Skelton employees James Skelton, Junior Adams and Mark Wickware were at the site Friday completing the project. Weliever said Skelton Complete Tree Service provided the service at no cost.
She added Skelton owner Don Skelton arrived at the site late Friday afternoon to grind down the tree stumps.
The future skate park is located on the northeast corner of Jackson and Wesley Church streets.
Weliever said this is the first step of many to come.
"The next step in the construction process is leveling and stabilizing the ground so the concrete pad can be poured," she said. "I'm so excited. This is the first step."
Weliever said funds are still needed for the completion of the concrete pad upon which the skateboard equipment will be installed. In addition, she said additional funding will be needed for a low fence around the skate park to keep skateboards inside the park, as well as a sign displaying the park rules.
"The City of Brazil will not be liable for injury to a skater as the sign listing the rules tells the skaters they are skating 'at their own risk,'" Weliever said.
She added donations to complete the park may be made to the Clay Community Parks Association, Attn: Skate Park, PO Box 308, Brazil, Ind., 47834.