Residents get look at preliminary master plan for HPP park

  • Courtesy of SSFM International

    A “base” preliminary master plan shows ballfields, a skate park, walking trails and more for a proposed park in Hawaiian Paradise Park.

  • This map includes additional options, such as pickleball, tennis and volleyball courts. Courtesy of SSFM International.

Hawaiian Paradise Park will soon have a master plan for its own Hawaii County park.

On Monday evening, representatives of SSFM International and county staff showed a preliminary master plan to about 40 residents in attendance at the HPP activity center.

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The proposal, based on feedback on three options presented a month ago, appeared well received, though there were some concerns about impacts of additional traffic on the subdivision’s private roads.

A final master plan will be finished by mid-March to meet a deadline set when HPP transferred the property to the county.

The proposed plan for the 20-acre parcel at Kaloli Drive and 26th Avenue includes a youth baseball/softball field, a football/soccer field, covered play court, community center, playground, skate park and trails for walking and biking.

Then there are options for pickleball, tennis and volleyball courts, plus a swimming pool and dog park. Feedback from the public will determine which options stay or go.

“This can’t be the park that satisfies all the needs of the subdivision,” said James Komata, county park planner. “There are going to need to be other parks in the future.”

There also were no estimates yet for how much the park, which likely would be built in phases, would cost or a potential time line for construction.

Completion of the plan will be followed by preliminary engineering and an environmental assessment, both of which will help set a price tag, said Roxcie Waltjen, county parks and recreation director. An EA also would assess traffic impacts.

She estimated at least three maintenance people would be needed to take care of the park.

Komata said the park would be fenced and gated, though a portion of the walking trail would be outside the fence.

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To provide input, contact Jared Chang of SSFM International at 356-1242.

Email Tom Callis at tcallis@hawaiitribune-herald.com.