Design/build team: Ralph Inouye and Associates with Wormhoudt Inc.. Mike Inouye and Zach Wormhoudt went above and beyond to assure a quality product, from the earth workers, rebar crew, concrete workers, City and County liaisons, Parks and Recreation, DDC councilpersons, Mike Gabbard, Nestor Garcia, and everyone that helped - many mahalos for an outstanding job!
How it Happend...
Maeda Timson: The skatepark champion. If the world only had more people like her, a true asset to the community, her determination and support of the youth of Kapolei is inspiring. If you see her, please thank her for all she has done for the skateboarders of Hawaii. She with the support of the HSA (Hawaii Skatepark Association) and other Kapolei Neighborhood Board members put in years of effort to make the park happen.
HSA joined forces with Maeda Timson, the Neighborhood Board, Department of Design and Construction, Parks and Recreation, etc. on a volunteer basis.
City and County of Honolulu - has been very receptive to the needs of skateboarders on our island. They understood our concerns and worked with the design/build team and contractor to ensure a quality product within the space and budget available.
Things unique to the Kapolei Skatepark: Enclosed bowls with drains and level changes, skateboard specific coping and other unique features, the design/build process (making for a shorter wait period from concept to build, and Landscaping for in-ground look blending into surroundings. ALL firsts for Oahu skateparks.
Things to know about Kapolei Skatepark: This park was built for skateboarding with skateboarding specific coping and finish work. Skateboards only! The police will deal with any people engaged in any other activities. If you see this park being used in any way other than skateboarding take care of the situation yourself or call the police if necessary.
Take care of the park use the trashcans. Don't allow a couple of fools to ruin it for everyone else. If you haven't realized it, the skatepark momentum has slowed on Oahu, so the future of our parks depends more than ever on the success (or not) of this skatepark.
Total: 7,000 square feet
10' Keyhole Bowl
9' Amoeba Pool
8.5' Egg Bowl
2,000 square foot Street Area