The County of Hawai‘i Department of Parks and Recreation is proposing to develop a district/regional park in Waimea, South Kōhala district. The 50-acre park will offer diversified types of recreational activities, including active play areas such as fields for soccer, baseball, and football; a community gymnasium; a multi-purpose community building; a multi-use walkway and trail system; and passive recreational areas.
As consultant to the County of Hawai‘i, PBR HAWAII was responsible for: 1) conducting background research and analysis: 2) conducting community outreach services; 3) developing the Master Plan; and 4) preparing an environmental assessment.
The proposed Waimea District/Regional Park Master Plan will be developed in two phases. In the first phase, approximately 28 acres will be developed as a district park. In the second phase, an additional 22+ acres will expand the district park into a regional park. The primary purpose for the Waimea District/Regional Park is to address a deficiency of athletic and recreational opportunities for Waimea residents and for other surrounding communities in the South Kōhala district. The park will include fields for football, rugby, soccer, baseball, and softball as well as a covered play court for sports such as volleyball and basketball. The park will also provide a larger community gathering area to address existing and future demand.