Blessing of the New Hana Skate Park

May 9, 2012, 3:50 PM HST · Updated May 9, 3:51 PM
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The next edition of the Mayor's County on Your Corner event will be held Thursday, May 10 from noon to 2 p.m. at Paanimai Skate Park in Hana. Photo of the new skate facility at the Hana park, by Wendy Osher.

By Wendy Osher

A blessing was conducted for the new skate park facility at Paanimai Park in Hana in East Maui.

“The construction of this skate park is truly a labor of love,” said Senator J. Kalani English, who represents the district.

“I commend everyone in the community – the parents, families, organizations, individuals and the County of Maui – for coming together for this great effort,” he said.  “It is so wonderful to see the fruit of everyone’s labor,” said Sen. English.

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Sen. English noted that the skate park has been long-awaited by the community, and especially the keiki.

“They now have a place right in their neighborhood to skate, play, grow and develop. Children will be coming here to meet their friends and have fun in a safe, clean environment beginning today and for many years to come,” he said.

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