Acting Gov. Shan Tsutsui recently announced the release of $4.7 million in general obligation bond funds that will be used toward the construction of the Central Maui Regional Park. The park is being developed in phases and will ultimately include a full-size baseball field, a quad of softball fields, a little league baseball quad and an area for soccer fields. Comfort stations, concession buildings and new infrastructure that include a parking lot and utilities are also part of the project's scope.
"Once completed, the park could serve as a venue to host local, statewide, national, and international sporting events," Tsutsui added. "It has the potential to be a revenue generator for Maui and the state."
Located in the Wailuku-Waikapu region in Central Maui, the park is part of the master planned community of Wai'ale being developed by Alexander & Baldwin Inc. The park will encompass up to 65 acres of land.