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‘World-class’ playground at Ala Moana Park


RENDERINGS SHOW DEVELOPERS ARE THINKING ABOUT ADDING A MASSIVE PLAYGROUND… WITH ZIP-LINES, SLIDES AND MORE. BACKERS OF THE NEW 1- ACRE PLAYGROUND ARE CALLING IT WORLD-CLASS KIRK CALDWELL/HONOLULU MAYOR: “ALA MOANA IS PROBABLY THE MOST HEAVILY USED PARK IN THE STATE OF HAWAII .” KIRK CALDWELL/HONOLULU MAYOR: “THERE’S NO PLAYGROUND IN THIS HUGE PARK OF 127 ACRES… HOW DO WE PROVIDE ANOTHER ACTIVITY FOR OUR KEIKI WHO NEED MORE PLACES TO GO ESPECIALLY IN OUR URBAN CORE AND ALA MOANA IS SMACK DAB BETWEEN WAIKIKI AND DOWNTOWN HONOLULU. LOT OF PEILLE LIVE IN THIS AREA.” THE IDEA FOR THE PARK CAME FROM A GROUP OF MOTHERS AND THE NONPROFIT PA-ANI KAKOU. THE GROUP RAISING MONEY THROUGH PRIVATE DONATIONS. KIRK CALDWELL/HONOLULU MAYOR: “WE PROVIDE THE LAND AND BACK UP RESOURCES, BUT THEY COME FORTH WITH MONEY, DESIGN AND BUILD THIS PROGRAM.” THE GROUP SEEKING ABOUT 2 MILLION DOLLARS FOR PLAY EQUIPMENT AND CONSTRUCTION. TO 1 IN FAVOR OF THE PLAN. RYAN TAM/ALA MOANA/KAKAAKO NEIGHBORHOOD BOARD CHAIR: “I THINK OVERALL IT’S REALLY A FANTASTIC AMENITY FOR THE PEOPLE OF HONOLULU.” THE FENCED-IN PARK WOULD BE FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC AND WOULD FEATURE MINI ZIPLINES, SLIDES, SWINGS, AND A SPLASH PAD. KAMBER MELISSA/ALA MOANA RESIDENT: “THEY WOULD LOVE IT, IT WOULD BE SO MUCH ENTERTAINMENT FOR THEM, THEY WOULD JUST HAVE A BLAST PLAYING.” TAM TELLS ME CONCERNS RAISED BY AND TRAFFIC, AND BUILDING IN AN AREA ALA MOANA PARK USER: “I DONT THINK EVERYONE’S HAD ENOUGH TIME TO PUT INPUT AND STUDY THE WHOLE PLAN.” THE GROUP STILL NEEDS BUILDING PERMITS TO CONTINUE BUT I’M TOLD CONSTRUCTION IS SCHEDULED TO BEGIN NEXT YEAR. KIRK CALDWELL/HONOLULU MAYOR: “I DO THINK THEY HAVE THE ABILITY WE WANT TO HELP EXPEDITE PERMITS SO THIS CAN GET DONE AS QUICKLY AS POSSIBLE.” A CONCESSION STAND AT THE PARK WOULD SELL ITEMS LIKE SUNSCREEN AND RASH GUARDS. THE MONEY COLLECTED WOULD GO TOWARDS MAINTAINING THE PARK. NIKKI SCHENFELD. KHON2 NEWS.

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