New Skateboard Park to Open on the Big Island – Kamakoa Nui Skatepark in Waikoloa Village

The new Kamakoa Nui Skatepark in Waikoloa Village will celebrate its grand opening on Sunday, September 29, from 12 to 4 p.m.  Land for the park has been provided for the skateboard facility by the County of Hawaii, located at the end of Paniolo Estates on Iwikuamo’o Street.

Brian Sandlin, left, and Michael Moore, Jr. work on the coping and deck of the final quarter pipe of Kamakoa Nui Park. Grand opening is September 29 from 12 to 4 p.m.  Photo by Robin Christman for Waikoloa Community Development Corp./Transition Youth Project

Brian Sandlin, left, and Michael Moore, Jr. work on the coping and deck of the final quarter pipe of Kamakoa Nui Park. Grand opening is September 29 from 12 to 4 p.m. Photo by Robin Christman for Waikoloa Community Development Corp./Transition Youth Project

The community is invited and skaters are encouraged to bring their skateboards, helmets and pads and be among the first to skate in the new park, and to enter the Best Trick Contest with prizes for winners.  A free, family-event, the Grand Opening also includes a Silent Auction fundraiser, food, music, shave ice and fun activity for all ages.

Waikoloa Skate Park

Initiated in 2004 by the Waikoloa Community Development Corporation, the park was designed and built by California Skateparks, led by Brian Sandlin.  Phase I of the plaza-style skateboard facility, which opens Sunday, incorporates a variety of features for an exciting and rewarding experience for skaters on all levels.  Managed by Transition Youth Projects, additional phases will begin as fundraising levels are reached.

Waikoloa Skate Park

Granite “skate tiles” are available for sale to help support Kamakoa Nui Skatepark and plan for its future.  Businesses and individuals are invited to purchase one of three different sized tiles for a lasting contribution.

Donations can also be sent to Transition Youth Projects or Waikoloa Community Development Corporation, P O Box 383097, Waikoloa, HI 96738 (same address).  Both are 501(c)(3) nonprofits.  For more information, call Sherry Davis at 883-2748 or Laura Werneck at 883-3409, email info@waikoloaskatepark.com, visit www.waikoloaskatepark.com or find them on Facebook.

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