After 12 years and plenty of blood, lots of sweat cuz its Lahaina, and tears, the West Maui Skate Park is open to the public for skaters (county officials held their grand opening this morning at 9am–a dubious time choice, given the fact that most kids were in school).
Please be careful of the grass and other vegetation, the landscaping is not pau. But the county and parties involved were cool enough to realize that the public was ready to utilize the park and opened it without having completed the landscaping. So be careful!
The park is a use at your own risk kind of place and kids under 10 need parent supervision. Please respect the park and utilize it wisely, is the advice from most of the officials at today’s blessing.
Now grab your board, and drop in.
West Maui Skate Park Opening
Here’s the info from the press release:
WAILUKU, Maui, Hawai`i – Mayor Alan Arakawa and the Department of Parks and Recreation will be officially opening the WestMaui Skate Park on Wednesday, April 25, 2012 at 9 a.m.
This long-awaited skate park is located at 245 Shaw Street in Lahaina, next to the aquatic center. The park includes approximately 15,000 square feet of concrete, including a street course for the novice and deep bowls for the experienced skater.
The park also includes picnic tables and sports lighting. After the grand opening and blessing the park will be open daily from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.