The Maui News - The Pa'ani Mai'i Skate Park in Hana was blessed and opened to the public following a ceremony Thursday, May 10, attended by Maui County Mayor Alan Arakawa, County Councilmember Bob Carroll and state Sen. J. Kalani English, among others.
The new skate park includes about 6,000 square feet of concrete skateable area.
The park, located at 4800 Hana Highway, will be open during daylight hours. There are no lights, so night skating will not be permitted.
The construction and financing of the skate park has been a collaboration between the county Department of Parks and Recreation, William Sides Construction, Friends of Hana Keiki, local businesses, Grindline Skateparks and volunteers from Hana High School.
The county spent $200,000 on the park, with the community and businesses pitching in an additional $25,000.
"The construction of this skate park is truly a labor of love," said Sen. English, who is from Hana and represents the area. "Kids will be coming here to meet their friends and have fun in a safe, clean environment for many years to come."