Stage two extension works at the Bathurst Skate Park continue to forge ahead, with the park expected to be completed by the end of the year.
Work begun in early September and, thanks to perfect weather conditions, the project is ahead of schedule.
The project includes the installation of a path around the entire skate park complex for beginner skaters, as well as an extension of the bowl and new hand rails, bumps and jumps.
The bowl at the Bathurst Skate Park - which is located opposite the Lions Berry Park - is actually built for intermediate to experience skaters and can prove more difficult for beginner skaters.
Bathurst mayor Bobby Bourke said the skate park will be one of the best in the Central West.
"It's going to be a great place to have fun," he said.
He said he'll be "pushing hard" to have the skate park ready by Christmas.
Member for Bathurst Paul Toole said the NSW Government had provided $300,000 - which has come from Stronger Country Communities fund - for the skate park project which aims to attract a new generation of young skaters in the region.
"This project is about getting kids out of the house, off their computer, phone or iPad and living a healthy and active lifestyle," he said.
"This is a community project that is supporting the youth in Bathurst.
"We've recently opened skate parks in Blayney and Oberon and will be soon opening them in Portland and Wallerawang."
Mr Toole said the project involves the design and construction of skate elements that can be used by younger or less confident community members who wish to develop their skating skills.
"Currently the skate park caters more towards intermediate or advanced users, but these additions will look to increase interest in skateboarding by improving the overall usability of the skate park," he said.
"I'm sure these improvements to the park will generate interest in more young people using the facility and encourage them to be more active."