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Letter: No compelling reason for Ala Moana playground

  • RENDERING COURTESY DESIGN PARTNERS INC.

    A volunteer group has obtained city approval to build a 1-acre public playground at Ala Moana Regional Park that includes miniature zip lines, slides, swings and a splash pad.

When questioned at a recent City Council committee meeting about why an Ala Moana Regional Park site was chosen for a 1-acre Americans with Disabilities Act-accessible playground with a zipline and water features, Design and Construction Department Deputy Director Mark Yonamine, after some thought, responded with two reasons: It was close to L&L restaurant, and the area selected was “underutilized.” Period. Read more

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