With eager skaters standing by, Mayor Michael Victorino led reopening ceremonies for Kihei’s newly revamped Kalama Skate Park on Friday morning.
“As a former coach of several youth sports, I’m always happy to see kids enjoying vigorous exercise outdoors,” Mayor Victorino said. “It’s much healthier than staring at a computer screen all day, plus kids have an athletic outlet for their physical energy. I know their parents appreciate it, especially during summer break.”
The upgraded skate park, located at 1900 South Kihei Road, has new decking for its vertical ramp and halfpipe, new concrete structures for an on-grade street course and concrete bowl, rebuilt staircases, repainted railings and new fencing around the park.
Project consultants were architect George Rixey, engineer Adam Rixey of Rixey Designs, Grindline Skateparks Design and Construction; and contractors Norrie Construction, Breen Builders LLC and Horse Power Painting.
For general Maui County parks information visit www.mauicounty.gov/parks.