Although Rex Nelson is executive director of the McCook Economic Development Corp., he notes that he was acting on his own when he went before the McCook City Council in support of building a skatepark.
"I'm doing it on my own time, with a lot of help from my very capable wife and several other adults," Nelson said, but younger folks are taking the lead.
"It's a kids' project," he insists.
Still, the fact that someone involved in economic development thinks a skatepark would be good for the community does lend credence to the idea.
Let's hope obstacles that have prevented the idea from becoming a reality in the past are cleared away this time.