Driving around the island, it’s easy to get sad when seeing some of Maui’s most cherished playgrounds. With fences standing where children used to play, there seems to be more swings and jungle gyms closed than filled with playful keiki.
Well, the Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) is doing something to remedy the situation. The department recently announced that construction will soon begin on the replacement playground at Kahului Community Center Park.
The new Central Maui playground will be built at the previous playground site, which is near the tennis courts off Onehe’e Avenue.
Construction is expected to start on Jan. 6, 2014. Building is scheduled to be complete by Mar. 15. The park will remain open during the $139,307 construction.
Photo of Kahului Community Center Park: County of Maui