Kimberly Clarke, who co-owns Gamerz Cyber Cafe and leads a small but growing cache of supporters involved in her goal for a skatepark, said she has already received more than $100 in donations this week to the project.
The funds came a day after the Lebanon City Council on Wednesday agreed to accept contributions for the skatepark and place them in city accounts in a fund earmarked for building and maintaining it.
Talks in connection with how the city will manage the donations and work with Clarke and her group will follow.
"It's so exciting," Clarke said. "We can finally get started."
Clarke said the need has grown for a destination in town where young people can meet and skate legally.
Clarke has told the city and those who have voiced concern that a skatepark could lead to more mischief among youth that she intends to promote public interest in the project. Its proposed location is on city property next to the future site of the new police station at Second and Tangent streets.
This year Clarke hopes to finalize what the park will look like and how much it will cost and find a builder.