More than $4M Released for Central Maui Regional Park

Honolulu —  Acting Governor Shan Tsutsui today announced the release of $4.7M in general obligation (G.O.) bond funds which will be used toward the construction of the Central Maui Regional Park.

The park is being developed in phases which 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.

“It’s really exciting to see that the development of the park is well-underway.  The sports complex will be a gathering place for families and children to play and spend quality-time together,” said Acting Governor Shan Tsutsui.

“Once completed, the park could serve as a venue to host local, statewide, national, and international sporting events,” he 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.

The Acting Governor, also approved the allotment of funds for the following priority projects, identified by members of the State Legislature:

$1,986,617 – Hawaii Public Housing Authority.  The funding will provide for the planning and designing of various ADA Compliance projects within the Hawaii Public Housing Authority.

$1,178,000 – Ho’opono Rehabilitation Center for the Blind.  These general obligation bond funds will provide for the various upgrades and improvements of the Ho’opono Rehabilitation Center for the Blind.

$3,520,000 – Hawaii Public Housing Authority.  The funding will provide for improvements, renovations, statewide plans, design, construction and equipment to develop, upgrade or renovate public housing facilities.