A young boy from Mitchell has written a letter to Hanover Council, requesting a skate park for his community.

Eleven-year-old Nixon Penner says he and his younger brother Christian love to scooter. The two of them are hoping council will consider their request.

In his letter, Penner says he and Christian visited the skate park in Steinbach up to three times a week last summer. But, in order to get there, they needed their mother to drive them.

"If we had a skate park in Mitchell we could just scooter over any time we wanted and not have to wait until our Mom was ready to take us," says Penner.

Penner notes he has cousins living in Morden, and their skate park has moveable ramps.

"I don't know if this is cheaper, but it might be a good option," he says.

According to the 11-year-old, the skate park should be built at the park in Mitchell, next to the tennis courts and ball diamond.

"There's lots of room there for it," he says. "Even if you built just a few ramps to start, that would be better than nothing."

Though the letter was sent in winter, Penner says he is hopeful it can be up and running by next spring or summer.

Hanover Reeve Stan Toews says it is not very often that his council receives a letter from an 11-year-old.

"It's a very nice letter," he says.

Toews says the letter will now be handed to the recreation committee in Mitchell.

"Recreation is kind of their mandate," says Toews. "They will look at it and see what they will do with it."

And, Toews says he could see this skate park being a possibility for that community.

"Something like that could definitely take off," he says. "The committee would have to find resources and a place to put it and so on. But we'll leave it up to them, see where they go with that."