What would you like to see in a new and improved Ala Moana Beach Park?
The City and County of Honolulu is welcoming public input as it puts together an Ala Moana Regional Park Master Plan.
The first meeting is set for Tuesday, March 10, beginning at 6 p.m. at McCoy Pavilion.
The public is encouraged to submit comments now via a new website with interactive polls and maps.
Tuesday’s workshop will focus on the future of Ala Moana Beach Park as a world-class park and well-utilized community resource for generations to come.
“This park, Ala Moana Beach Park, I call this our people’s park, it’s our Central Park. It’s a park for all of us who live here. It’s not a place where visitors are coming to do their thing, there’s enough of that, and we have a lot of people in Waikiki,” said Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell. “So we’re asking the community for their input. What do you want to see in the park? How would you like to activate it even more?”
The city has already hired a consultant to assemble the plan with a three-year, $1.2 million contract.
Biederman Redevelopment Ventures is considered a “place-making” expert, transforming parks, plazas and stadiums. Past projects include New York’s Bryant Park and New Jersey’s MetLife Stadium.
Plans for the park’s future will stem from how people use the park today and want to use the park going forward.
Parking is limited and it’s recommended to arrive in advance of the meeting to find parking.
Participants are encouraged to bring Wi-Fi enabled laptops, smartphones or tablets to participate in interactive online sessions during the meeting.
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