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Proposed Ala Moana playground headed to Kakaako

  • KAT WADE / SPECIAL TO THE STAR ADVERTISER
                                Above, Kelly and Greg Voelkel with their son Chase Voelkel, 4, were among the few keiki playground supporters at the rally.

    KAT WADE / SPECIAL TO THE STAR ADVERTISER

    Above, Kelly and Greg Voelkel with their son Chase Voelkel, 4, were among the few keiki playground supporters at the rally.

  • KAT WADE / SPECIAL TO THE STAR ADVERTISER
                                Ron Iwami, president of Friends of Kewalos, above left, received a hug from emcee volunteer Eugene Lee after he spoke at a rally on Oct. 26. Partnering nonprofits Save Ala Moana Beach Park Hui and Malama Moana hosted the event at Ala Moana Beach Park.

    KAT WADE / SPECIAL TO THE STAR ADVERTISER

    Ron Iwami, president of Friends of Kewalos, above left, received a hug from emcee volunteer Eugene Lee after he spoke at a rally on Oct. 26. Partnering nonprofits Save Ala Moana Beach Park Hui and Malama Moana hosted the event at Ala Moana Beach Park.

A group that has been planning to build an “inclusive” public playground at Ala Moana Regional Park is bowing to public pressure and agreeing to work with the community to instead place the facility on Kakaako park lands recently obtained by the city. Read more

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