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Ask the Mayor: Why Can’t There be a Sidewalk Around Shaw Street Park?

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Waineʻe Park. Maui County photo.

Waineʻe Park. Maui County photo.

Mayor Alan Arakawa answers some of the most-asked questions submitted to his office staff.

Dear Mayor Arakawa

Q: I would really like to have a paved walkway along the perimeter of Waineʻe Park on Shaw Street in Lahaina. It would be nice to have a safe place for families to get exercise. Thank you for your consideration.

A: I believe the area you’re referring to is the former park land that the County has turned over to the Friends of Mokuula, the nonprofit organization committed to restoring the royal complex at Mokuula and working with governmental entities to revive the historic cultural sites of Mokuula Island and Mokuhinia Pond. This area, formerly the capital of the Kingdom of Hawaii, is no longer under County Parks’ jurisdiction. However, the park facilities mauka of the highway are designed to offer opportunities for exercise, including the Skate Park, Lahaina Aquatics Complex and numerous playing fields.

Want to Ask the Mayor?


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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