Hawai‘i to receive federal funds for parks

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Sen. Mazie K. Hirono announced that Hawai‘i will receive more than $1.5 million in funding from the Land and Water Conservation Fund to support the City & County of Honolulu and the state Department of Land and Natural Resources with improvements to various parks on O‘ahu, Kaua‘i and Maui.

The City & County of Honolulu will receive $653,036 to update playgrounds and make other renovations at Geiger Community Park, Lanakila District Park, Aina Koa Neighborhood Park and Waimanalo Beach Park.

DNLR will receive $500,000 to make improvements to walkways, parking areas and other facilities at Fort Elizabeth State Historical Park in Waimea, and $500,000 for additional accessibility routes and restroom upgrades at Makena State Park on Maui.

“Hawai‘i has benefited from more than $260 million in funds from the Land and Water Conservation Fund over the last five decades,” said Hirono. “We know how vital our outdoor spaces have been during this pandemic. Funding these projects across our state will keep these parks well-maintained so they can continue to be enjoyed.”

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