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Waianae Seeks Improvement in Parks and Recreation

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Posted December 13, 2015 by Pat in Community

The Waianae Coast Neighborhood Board will tackle various aspects of improving parks and recreation in the area.  The Parks, Community & Services Committee will meet on Monday, December 14, 2015, at the Waianae District Park Multipurpose room,  7:00 –  8:30 P.M., 85-601 Farrington Highway.

The committee will consider these topics:

  • Ke’eau Beach Park Park adopt-a-park petition.
  • Cancellation of park closure/curfew for fishermen.
  • Original name research of Pokai Bay.
  • Bronze sign on Kaneili’o o Heiau.
  • Bay View Drive drainage and iwi kupuna potential.
  • Plans for reconstruction of Pokai Bay breakwater – fish sanctuary, Shearwater birds protection, 808 Cleanup with Rep. Tupola, and emergency boat ramp clarification.
  • CBAC/CIP projects and funding.
  • Inventory and classification of parks- total number and description of Regional District, community beaches, parks, and campgrounds.
  • Master Plan evaluation and update recommendations for Pokai Bay Beach Park, Ocean Safety Program House, Lahilahi Beach Park & Botanical Garden, and Makaha Beach Park.
  • Makua Lease & Transitional Authority.
  • Malama Our Parks – Kimberly Pine, Ke’eau Beach Park presentation Father Hank Albrecht.

The committee will also consider the following park improvements:

  • Repairs at existing parks.
  • Waianae District Park presentation by Don Hutton.
  • Depo Beach Showers and toilets.
  • Pu’uohulu Community Park restroom construction.
  • Growing taro and cultural-traditional plants on park grounds.
  • Repeal attractive nuisance statute.
  • Mitigate liability.
  • Offer community cultural classes (ku’i’ai/ mea’ai/la’au).
  • Soccer fields and possible locations.
  • Additional parking at existing parks.
  • Additional comfort stations at existing parks.

The public is invited to attend and voice concerns during at the meeting.


About the Author

Pat

Pat Pang (Nozaki) is a retired DOE secondary school teacher who taught school in Waianae for almost 40 years. She has served the community as a member of the Waianae Neighborhood Board and as a delegate to the 1978 Hawaii State Constitutional Convention. She was raised on the Nanakuli Hawaiian Homestead and resided in Waianae during her years as a teacher.


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