Molokai Gets New Playground

The children of Molokai will have a new place to play soon after the construction of a new playground at One Ali`i Park. After three years of petitioning from the community, the project was approved by the Molokai Planning Commission (MoPC).

Zach Helm, Molokai District Supervisor for the county Department of Parks and Recreation, said that he hopes the new playground can be built by fall 2011. The last playground at One Ali`i Park, a jungle gym and a slide, was removed two years ago. The new playground will be “state of the art,” Helm said.

“This is a healthy and beneficial project for the community,” Helm said. The project was given a Special Management Area (SMA) permit exemption last week.

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