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Kamakana Playground renovations half way there

 

In the distance, the castle is renewed with multiple coats of sealant.  The 2,500 sq. ft. 1-5 yr old playground begins to take shape. (Photo courtesy of Cliff Kopp)

In the distance, the castle is renewed with multiple coats of sealant. The 2,500 sq. ft. 1-5 yr old playground begins to take shape. (Photo courtesy of Cliff Kopp)

Karin Stanton/Hawaii247.com Contributing Editor

Half way through its renovations, Kamakana Playground is starting to look like the park gem Cliff Kopp envisioned.

Kopp, however, said there still is much work to be done and he will need community volunteers more than ever.

Although numerous organizations and companies have contributed materials, equipment and hours of labor, the number of community volunteers has been a disappointment, Kopp said.

“It’s 30 days down and 30 days to go,” he said. “WE NEED VOLUNTEERS!!!  Carpenters, rock wallers, painters, landscapers – anyone with muscle.”

In addition to being part of a valuable community project, Kopp said, food and drink are provided to volunteers each day.  

“Please come out to Higashihara Park to see what a spectacular project this is for the Kona community,” Kopp said.

Kamakana Children’s Playground, at Harold H. Higashihara County Park, was built with donated land, labor and materials more than a decade ago. The playground, however, had fallen into disrepair.

The renovations will keep the retain the park’s atmosphere and also bring it into compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Just show up ready to get your hands dirty, give Kopp a call at 989-7072 or e-mail kamakanaplayground@hawaii.rr.c….

What will be three inlaid chess tables.  Horse shoe courts in the distance. (Photo courtesy of Cliff Kopp)

What will be three inlaid chess tables. Horse shoe courts in the distance. (Photo courtesy of Cliff Kopp)

The men who completed the sidewalk and handicap parking - 28 yards of concrete! (Photo courtesy of Cliff Kopp)

The men who completed the sidewalk and handicap parking - 28 yards of concrete! (Photo courtesy of Cliff Kopp)

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