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Waimea District Park Subject of Public Meeting

October 9, 2014, 9:44 AM HST
* Updated October 9, 9:46 AM
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The County of Hawai’i’s Department of Parks and Recreation will hold a public informational meeting on Oct. 15 to talk about the progress in creating the Waimea District Park.

The meeting will start at 6:30 p.m. and will be held at the Mana Christian ‘Ohana Center in Waimea, across from the Kahilu Town Center.

Last November, Gov. Neal Abercrombie released $2.5 million to cover the design and engineering aspects of the first phase of work on the park. The initial phase was to cover 24 acres and include a covered play court, multi-use community building, pavilion, bathroom, two football fields, youth baseball field and multi-use walkway.

The eventual plan for the 28-acre facility is to include indoor and outdoor recreational activities, concessions, a storage area, a multi-purpose building for community events, and children’s playground equipment. Parking and landscaping will also be done.

The proposed location of the park is behind the former Parker Ranch headquarters building. It would be accessible through Ala ‘Ōhi‘a Road.

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P&R representatives will answer questions from community members and update the park’s status and timeline. Members of the public will also get to see artist renderings of of the initial phase of the park’s development.

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