As a kid, I have noticed that skaters donít let bikers on the ramps at the skate park. So, I was wondering if we could have a new one.

One reason I was asking is because some kids do drugs and smoke at the park and little kids go there.

I think we need a new skate park because some kids need one to practice and I know that kids want to have fun, too.

Well, my argument is that we need another skate park because of the drug use and the skaters need to stop being so mean to little kids. And the ramps are too loose and rusty.

OK, letís get to the point! Ottawa needs a new skate park because itís too crowded and complicated, so please do something about it. Thank you!

ó Tylor Cockrum, Ottawa Middle School sixth grader