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Vacant Kakaako lot to become fun zone

The Kamehameha Schools will lease land to a man who plans "fairgrounds"

By Andrew Gomes

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Jan 11, 2013

~~<p>A Hawaii extreme sports athlete plans to liven up a dingy block in Kakaako with a year-round fairgrounds featuring a stationary surfing wave, skateboard park and go-kart track.</p>
<p>Billy Balding, a competitive canoe paddler, tow-in surfer and triathlete, has arranged to lease a 3-acre parcel from Kamehameha Schools near Kakaako Makai Gateway Park to develop the project that he also envisions will include a miniature golf course, a rock-climbing wall, a couple of kiddie carnival rides and food offerings.</p>
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A Hawaii extreme sports athlete plans to liven up a dingy block in Kakaako with a year-round fairgrounds featuring a stationary surfing wave, skateboard park and go-kart track.

Billy Balding, a competitive canoe paddler, tow-in surfer and triathlete, has arranged to lease a 3-acre parcel from Kamehameha Schools near Kakaako Makai Gateway Park to develop the project that he also envisions will include a miniature golf course, a rock-climbing wall, a couple of kiddie carnival rides and food offerings. Login for more...



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