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Waimea District Park to Break Ground

November 13, 2015, 10:47 AM HST
* Updated November 13, 11:26 AM
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A groundbreaking and blessing ceremony will be held on Monday for the future Waimea District Park.

The 24-acre park site was donated by Parker Ranch to Hawai’i County as part of prior rezoning obligations.

Three indoor multisport courts, a lighted multi-use sports field with spectator seating, a children’s playground, accessible walkways, landscaping, over 150 paved parking spaces, and additional various infrastructure needed to support the new park will be among the items included in the new facility.

Work on the project’s first phase has been contracted out to Nan Inc. The first phase includes developing the 24 acres of indoor and outdoor recreational facilities and will cost $23.9 million.

Design work of the facility was conducted by engineering firm Akinaka & Associates Ltd.

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Hawai’i County Mayor Billy Kenoi, County Councilmembers and other dignitaries will be at the 10 a.m. ceremony. Members of the public interested in attending should report to the park site off Ala ‘Ōhi‘a Road. Parker Ranch Inc. will provide access and event parking at the site of its former headquarters, located above its rodeo arena.

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Refreshments and light pupus will be served.

It’s estimated that Waimea District Park will open to the public in December 2016.

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