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Waiakeawaena Playground Closed for Renovation

April 7, 2014, 10:46 AM HST
* Updated May 6, 10:56 AM
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The Waiakeawaena Park playground in Hilo closed for renovation today, the latest in a series of playground improvements across the island.

The park’s ball fields and recently renovated Andrews gymnasium will remain open during the reconstruction, although the work will have a minor effect on the main ball field’s right field area.

The work is scheduled for completion in June.

waiakeawaena playground signThe $220,000 project being done by contractor Pacific Recreation Co. will result in a two separate play areas, one for keiki 2 to 5 years old and another for those up to 12.

The project is a joint effort by the county Department of Parks and Recreation and state Department of Education.

The playground renovation is the sixth being undertaken at keiki facilities across the island.

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