City to close parts of Chinatown park that’s become a haven for the homeless

City to close parts of Chinatown park that’s become a haven for the homeless

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - The city is shutting down parts of Aala Park for maintenance from Wednesday through mid-January.

During the weeks-long effort, crews will resurface play courts, fertilize grass, refurbish playground equipment and renovate a restroom.

The extended closure is the latest of a city park in the urban core.

The closures have been centered in parks frequented by the homeless. The city has also rolled out a new security program.

For years, Aala Park has been a haven for the homeless.

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