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New Skate Park Opening in Waikoloa

September 27, 2013, 2:43 PM HST
* Updated September 8, 7:01 PM
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Food, music and fun will mark the opening of the new Kamakoa Nui Skatepark in Waikoloa Village on Sunday, Sept. 29.

The community is invited to join the celebration at the park’s grand opening from noon to 4 p.m.

Skaters are encouraged to bring their skateboards, helmets and pads and be among the first to skate in the new park, and to enter the Best Trick Contest with prizes for winners.

Land for the park has been provided for the skateboard facility by the County of Hawaii, located at the end of Paniolo Estates on Iwikuamo’o Street.

A free, family-event, the grand opening also includes a silent auction fundraiser, food, music, shave ice and activities for all ages.

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Initiated in 2004 by the Waikoloa Community Development Corporation, the park was designed and built by California Skateparks, led by Brian Sandlin. Phase I of the plaza-style skateboard facility, which opens Sunday, incorporates a variety of features for skaters on all levels.

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Managed by Transition Youth Projects, additional phases will begin as fundraising levels are reached.

Granite “skate tiles” are for sale to help support Kamakoa Nui Skatepark and plan for its future. Businesses and individuals are invited to purchase one of three different-sized tiles for a lasting contribution.

For more information, call Sherry Davis at 883-2748, Laura Werneck at 883-3409, email [email protected], or visit www.waikoloaskatepark.com.

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