Mayor Hannibal Tavares Community Center to Close for 12 Months Starting Oct. 1

September 12, 2019, 8:00 AM HST · Updated September 13, 7:19 AM

The Mayor Hannibal Tavares Community Center in Pukalani will be closed to the public from Oct. 1, 2019 to Sept. 30, 2020, for the Mayor Hannibal Tavares Community Center Improvements project.

The announcement was made today by the Department of Parks and Recreation.

The Division of Motor Vehicles and Licensing Pukalani Office, located at the center, will also be closed beginning Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2019. Office supplies and equipment will be relocated to the Kahului Service Center.

Mayor Hannibal Tavares Community Center. PC: County of Maui.

The Pukalani DMVL staff will be re-assigned to the Kahului Service Center as well. To contact the Division of Motor Vehicles and Licensing Call Center, call 270-7363.


The extensive improvements project will include the replacement of deteriorated wood members; structural repairs; asphalt roofing and gutter replacement; and repainting of the interior and exterior (including lead paint abatement). It also calls for the removal and replacement of the VCT (vinyl composition tile) flooring, fire alarm system, re-waterproofing of the second story lanais and other related improvements.

Access to the Upcountry Pool next to the center will not be affected by the closure.

The Department asks the public to please remain outside of construction area barriers for safety precautions and apologizes for any inconvenience the closure may cause.

Please call the Parks Permit office at 270-7389 for availability of other community centers.

Any questions or concerns may be addressed to Kris Baptist, Parks CIP Coordinator, at [email protected] or 270-6158.

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