Plans Underway To Refurbish Pupukea Play Court

15 07 2016

WHAT: Pupukea Play Courts Rejuvenation Project Tip Off
WHEN: 10:30 a.m., Saturday, July 16, 2016
WHERE: Pupukea Beach Park, 59-727 Kamehameha Highway, Haleiwa

PUPUKEA- After more than a decade of neglect<http://khon2.com/2016/04/04/north-shore-residents-to-take-on-park-repairs-after-years-of-neglect/>, plans to raise money and rebuild the Pupukea Play Court are underway, City Council Chair Ernie Martin and Malama Pupukea-Waimea<http://pupukeawaimea.org/> announced today.

Existing Court

Existing Court

The $140,000 project will be completed through a public-private partnership between the non-profit group Malama Pupukea-Waimea and the City Department of Parks and Recreation, led by Director Michele K. Nekota. The partnership has raised more than $10,000 so far.

The work will include court reconstruction, new chain link fencing, and other improvements. (Artist rendering below) The city approved the plan for the courts.

“The community was made to wait too long for these repairs so we worked with them to come up with a way to fix this park. Too many of our city parks are left to languish in embarrassing conditions and we hope this partnership will serve as a model for the city to get work done when the administration’s priorities do not align with the immediate needs of a community,” said Chair Martin. “We hope the fundraising efforts are successful so the area residents can once again enjoy the use of a play court that was once heavily utilized, especially by teenagers and young adults. The renovations will restore the Pupukea Court to a functional part of one of the most beautiful parks on Oahu’s North Shore.”

After Rejuvenation

After Rejuvenation

Donations to support the project are tax deductible and should be made out to:
Malama Pupukea-Waimea Special Account
P.O. Box 188 Haleiwa, HI, 96712

For more information please e-mail PupukeaBallCourts@gmail.com or call 808-388-2823

 


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