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Heritage park shows how life used to be lived on the Ewa plain

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Volunteers Thomas Cleek, left, and Stacy Lukas walk along one of the trails in the park. The land was once overgrown by brush but has been cleared to reveal the remnants of an ancient Hawaiian village.

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The Kalaeloa Heritage Park is home to 11 cultural structures, remnants of an ancient Hawaiian village including sinkholes that were once filled with drinkable water, and a restored Hawaiian trail. This structure is believed to have been a residence.

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Volunteers Stacy Lukas, left, and Thomas Cleek water plants on the park’s grounds.

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The 77-acre park is run and managed by the nonprofit Kalaeloa Heritage and Legacy Foundation. Shad Kane, left, and Kawika Burgess serve on the foundation’s board.