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Ala Moana vying for ’America’s favorite park’

By Associated Press


Honolulu city officials are hoping Ala Moana Regional Park gets voted as “America’s favorite park.”

The park with the most votes will win a $100,000 grant to restore, rebuild or enhance the park. 

Voting ends July 15 for the Coca-Cola Live Positively contest.

Votes can be cast online. 

The park in urban Honolulu features a beach protected by an artificial reef which creates calm waters ideal for swimming and water play.




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justin_thyme wrote:
The city government hasn't helped Ala Moana Regional Park's chances of winning by recently excludingdogt and cat shows from its facilities. The public really enjoyed attending AKC and CFA pet shows. They brought positive publicity and international media attention to the park, without causing anyone harm or inconvenience. Another example of a short-sighted city bureaucracy in action.
on July 8,2012 | 11:23AM
yamaco wrote:
Ala Moana is Hawaii's favorite park for the homeless.
on July 8,2012 | 11:28AM
what wrote:
I dunno, Kapiolani Park and Aala Park might be contenders for that crown.
on July 8,2012 | 08:37PM
Oye_Como_Va wrote:
What? They want to name Ala Moana one of the best? They've got to be on some strong Ayahuasca or LSD. If it was suggested by the governor if would be understanable, he's high on dope anyway.
on July 8,2012 | 11:47AM
Oye_Como_Va wrote:
Has anyone voted for the park on the Ewa Mauka end of the Ala Wai Golf Course labed as Haleiwa Beach Park? Coca Cola must be on something from their mix or someone has a faulty GPS or needs eye glasses. https://apps.facebook.com/coca-colaparks/
on July 8,2012 | 11:56AM
Tony96822 wrote:
Where is Ala Moana Regional Park with an artificial reef?
on July 8,2012 | 12:39PM
jayz43 wrote:
Honolulu city officials are hoping Ala Moana Regional Park gets voted as “America’s favorite park.” That sounds like the city’s position on a lot of civic issues: hoping instead of action, reactive instead of proactive. There has been a lot written in the news lately about Peter Carlisle’s position on urban matters. City Councilwoman Ann Kobayashi recently opined, “Our parks and restrooms are in really terrible condition. Some of these bathrooms have not been fixed in years. And our playgrounds are closed for months or longer. But the administration is rushing to build the rail as quickly as possible”. An exposé by Civil Beat http://www.civilbeat.com/articles/2012/07/03/16206-the-dirty-dozen-the-state-of-honolulus-public-restrooms/?fb_comment_id=fbc_10150949501633051_23415773_10150953525518051#f34223e494 on the deplorable conditions of our public restrooms and a blog entry by Ilind.net http://www.ilind.net/2012/07/07/thanks-to-civil-beat-for-highlighting-park-maintenance-management-problems/ have focused on this possible health hazard, news which has quickly gone global on the internet. With next month’s mayoral election, voters should consider which candidate will best serve our community to address urban neglect and return our once premier bus service back to serving the people. For me, it is Ben Cayetano.
on July 9,2012 | 05:17AM
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