Vandals strike at Poipu Beach Park

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Children frolic on the play structure next to the Boingo drum Thursday morning at Poipu Beach Park, where the county was scheduled to send a repair crew to fix the vandalized piece.

POIPU — A newly improved playground at Poipu Beach Park was discovered vandalized by members of the public on Tuesday.

Part of a $670,000 project by the county Department of Parks &Recreation to upgrade its heavily used park facilities, the playground had incurred damage to its Boingo drum panel after vandals cut the panel’s cables.

“It is disturbing and disheartening that anyone would vandalize something for the keiki and their families,” said Lenny Rapozo, department director.

“We are hoping that the community comes together and we can all help to curb this nonsensical activity.”

Improvements to Po‘ipu Beach Park — which included replacing fixtures in the main comfort station and improvements to the pavilions, playground, and showers – were completed in the latter half of February.

To report suspicious activity, call the Kauai Police Department, 241-1711.

  1. manongindashadow March 9, 2018 11:54 am Reply

    When you catch the person(s) put um in jail. This kind of person(s) has no respect for other people and properties. The impact is like assaulting someone.

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