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Ask the Mayor: When Will South Maui Community Park be Completed?

April 27, 2015, 9:06 AM HST · Updated May 4, 7:20 AM
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Mayor Alan Arakawa answers some of the most-asked questions submitted to his office staff.

South Maui Park. File photo by Wendy Osher.

South Maui Park. File photo by Wendy Osher.

Aloha Mayor:

Q: I have a question regarding the South Maui Community Park. My understanding is that it’s to be built in three phases, with Phase 1, the softball field (many softball players I know say it’s one of the best fields in the state), playground area, and one soccer field having been open three to four years already. It’s a nice park, and when completed, will provide some much-needed athletic fields and open space. My question is, when will the other phases be completed? Is there a plan? Mahalo.

A: Yes, there is a master plan for the South Maui Community Park complex, which includes a gymnasium, three soccer fields, two softball fields, one baseball field, five multipurpose outdoor courts, a pavilion and amphitheater, “tot lots” and comfort stations (restrooms). As you mentioned, Phase 1A of the project has already been completed.

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The Parks Planning Department is currently in the design development stage of Phase 1B–the gymnasium/recreation center. We anticipate construction of this phase to begin in the first quarter of 2016. Parks’ Six-Year CIP plan includes requesting funding to complete Phase 2–amphitheater and four fields–as well as for Phase 3–multipurpose outdoor courts.

To view an artist’s rendering of the park complex, go online.

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Submit your questions about County of Maui programs, services, operations or policies to Mayor Alan Arakawa via email at [email protected], by phone at 270-7855 or by mail to 200 S. High St., 9th Floor, Wailuku, HI 96793. Questions submitted will be considered for inclusion in the Ask the Mayor column.

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