Connecting culture, aesthetics: Groups change skate park design, add kalo-shaped bowl
By KELSEY WALLING Hawaii Tribune-Herald | Sunday, June 5, 2022, 12:05 a.m.
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Tahan Zulueta skates on the half pipe while practicing tricks at Oasis Skateshop in Hilo on Friday. The skate shop is one of the only places adolescents can practice larger tricks.
A scan of the current iteration of the Hilo Skatepark, which depicts a kalo plant that will be a large bowl for skaters.
Gabby Penn performs a trick on the half pipe while skating at Oasis Skateshop in Hilo on Friday. The skate shop is one of the only places adolescents can practice larger tricks.
After the first concept for a skate park in Hilo was presented, two community groups got together recently to design a more culturally significant park.