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Ali’i Kai Subdivision Park Breaks Ground

August 12, 2015, 5:20 PM HST
* Updated August 12, 5:21 PM
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A new 1.6 acre neighborhood park in West Hawai’i broke ground Wednesday. The park, located in the Ali’i Kai Subdivision in Holualoa, was celebrated with a ground breaking ceremony with county officials and community members.

Mayor Billy Kenoi was at the event and offered words at the ceremony, noting that the park is not just any park.

“This is not just a park,” Mayor Kenoi said. “This is a pu’uhonua. This is a safe haven for our families.”

A children’s playground, accessible bathrooms, parking lot, pavilion, lighting, fencing, a security gate, landscaping, and an irrigation system are all planned for the play space.

County Council Chairman Dru Mamo Kanuha was among the dignitaries at the event. He says that the park will provide community members and families in the area with recreational opportunities that didn’t exist when he lived in the same neighborhood.

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“You can bring your families and come and play here,” Kanuha said.

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The park’s estimated opening date is in March 2016.

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