Mayor Caldwell unveils Ala Moana Park plan

Mayor Caldwell unveils Ala Moana Park plan

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - At 81-years-old, it looks good for its age, but Ala Moana Beach Park is still showing the wear and tear from all the use it receives.

Wednesday, Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell announced a nine point plan for enhancing and restoring the park. After receiving feedback from the public, the park will remain largely unchanged, just improved.

Set to begin in 2015, the upgrades are slated to be finished in 2017. They include:

  • A two-tiered rehab of the great lawn, fronting Ala Moana Boulevard
  • Refurbishment of comfort stations.
  • Coral scraping and sand replenishment of the beach.
  • Repair work to the pedestrian path, with a new blue surface and quarter mile markers.
  • Improved lighting.
  • Approximately 40 trees to be planted near the roadway.
  • Increased maintenance staffing.
  • Overnight security patrols.

Funding is within the city's budget, so the improvements won't come at an added expense for taxpayers.

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