Improvements to Hans L’Orange Park in Waipahu complete

Improvements to Hans L’Orange Park in Waipahu complete

WAIPAHU, OAHU (HawaiiNewsNow) - After five months of renovations, Hans L'Orange Park is ready to play ball.

On Saturday Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell announced that work to the baseball field in Waipahu was done. Completions to the park cost the city over $344,000 and include a new turf, irrigation system and regraded playing field.

During the ceremony city officials recognized the work of the park's namesake and the park's significance in the plantation town.

"By maintaining and improving this park it's not only meeting the needs of the athletes in the area but also preserves an important historical land mark for Waipahu and preserves its plantation past," said Councilman Ron Menor.

Hans L'Orange, formally Oahu Sugar Company Field, was built in 1924 and renamed after the sugar company's manager.

Today the field serves as the home field for the Hawaii Pacific University Sharks.

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