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Ala Moana Park Re-Opens

Susan Barnes enjoys a day of painting at Ala Moana Beach Park. Susan Barnes enjoys a day of painting at Ala Moana Beach Park.

HONOLULU (KHNL) - Ala Moana Beach Park re-opened early Friday morning after three days of cleaning, painting and refurbishing.

Honolulu mayor Mufi Hannemann applauded the 100 city workers who spruced up the beach park this week.

"One of the things we discovered is that we may have to do this periodically," says Hannemann.

Crews trimmed trees, re-striped the roads, power washed and painted structures. Part of the beach has been restored. Crews hauled truckloads of sand from down there and brought it here.

"Who wants to go to a park that's polluted?" says park-goer Susan Barnes.

Susan says there's something special about the historic beach park which has been around since the 1920's.

"Our lives are so hectic today. I don't care what we are, artists or whatever, people need to come and enjoy it," says Barnes.

The park will remain closed during overnight hours until June 30th.

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