Kaipalaoa Landing Park ['60 Likes' on March 5, 2012!]
Malama Kaipalaoa, under leadership of Stan Lawrence has adopted this project. Contact Stan at Orchidland Surf, phone: 935-1533.
The Kaipalaoa Landing Park is located at the base of Waiānuenue Ave. It is an area frequented by surfers, fisherman, tourists, and residents. It also has a historical significance as legends note that the landing served as a campground for King Kamehameha I and where he declared the Law of the Splintered Paddle to assure protection and safe passage for all civilians. KaipaIaoa was also once a port of call for cargo and passengers.
Malama Kaipalaoa is a citizen group of volunteers who have adopted this Park. It is a small parcel of land, approximately 23,184 sq. ft. (.53 acres) that is the home to a U.S. Coast Guard lighthouse and a wastewater pump station. The State owns the land, and there is an executive order in process that would turn the land over to the County of Hawai‘i. Malama Kaipalaoa has also applied to the Dept. of Parks and Recreation to be a ‘Friends of the Park’.
We have a draft concept plan that includes the following amenities and improvements: accessibility improvements, showers, walkways and paths, low stone seat walls, picnic tables, landscaping, and other features to make this a safe and inviting recreational spot. The Park is located in the Shoreline Setback area and Special Management Area, thus requiring permits and an environmental assessment before improvements can be made.
- Would you like to support Malama Kaipalaoa?
- What other improvements would you like to see?
For more information or if you would like to help Malama Kaipalaoa, contact Stan Lawrence at 935-1533.
Primary Focus Area 2: Preserving Our Environment
Secondary Focus Area 3: Strengthening and Sustaining Our Community