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Waikiki park gets mayor's support

Resident William Sweatt had advocated for years for such a site, but the project stalled

By Allison Schaefers

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Mar 31, 2013

~~<p>Waikiki activist William Lee Sweatt died in 2011 before seeing the derelict lot behind his condominium turned into a place where kids could play, but his dying wish may soon come true.</p>
<p>Neighborhood residents and leaders, who took up Sweatt's decadelong battle after his death, were recently notified by Mayor Kirk Caldwell that his administration will take steps this year to bring the neighborhood closer to getting the first city park in central Waikiki.</p>
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Waikiki activist William Lee Sweatt died in 2011 before seeing the derelict lot behind his condominium turned into a place where kids could play, but his dying wish may soon come true.

Neighborhood residents and leaders, who took up Sweatt's decadelong battle after his death, were recently notified by Mayor Kirk Caldwell that his administration will take steps this year to bring the neighborhood closer to getting the first city park in central Waikiki. Login for more...



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