‘We are not happy to see it go’: The impending Papa‘aloa Gym demolition draws ire

  • Kelsey Walling/Tribune-Herald Dave Molenaar talks about making a plan for the entire park in Papa'aloa before beginning the process of demolishing the Papa'aloa Gym during a community meeting on Wednesday, Nov. 10, 2021.

  • Kelsey Walling/Tribune-Herald Parks and Recreation Director Maurice Messina explains why the Papa'aloa Gym will need to be demolished during a community meeting outside the closed facility on Wednesday, Nov. 10, 2021.

  • Kelsey Walling/Tribune-Herald Lisa Barton conveys her frustration with the decision to demolish the Papa'aloa Gym to county officials during a meeting on Wednesday, Nov. 10, 2021.

Emotions ran high during an evening emergency community meeting Nov. 10 outside the Papa‘aloa Gym.