Project Name

Pahoa Park Redevelopment

Client

The City & County of Honolulu

Location

Pahoa, Puna, Hawaiʻi

Year

2019

Services

Master Planning

The Pahoa Park Redevelopment project was a $22.3 million year-long renovation and planning of the district-level park to Lower Puna. Staff from the project’s design team, headed by WCIT Architecture, along with County representatives from the Mayor’s Office and the Department of Parks and Recreation conducted public meetings to present the final Master Plan and related project information to park stakeholders and the public. The development included a covered playcourt building, two baseball fields, two multipurpose fields, a keiki playground, concession building, new comfort station, accessible walkways, and ample parking areas. The Puna Community Development Plan, adopted by the Hawaiʻi County Council in 2008, identified the need for a district park in Lower Puna. A comprehensive planning process involving the community, the County, and WCIT Architecture began in 2012 to ensure these new facilities reflect the recreational needs of Puna’s residents. Totaling more than 29 acres, the improvements will complement the park’s existing facilities that include the Pahoa Community Aquatic Center, Pahoa Neighborhood Facility, Pahoa Senior Center, and Pahoa Skate Park.