Soldiers to the rescue of Kamehameha Park playground

  • From left: Councilman Tim Richards meets Command Sgt. Maj. Carlos Levario, Cpl. Alonso Villavicencio, Pvt. Javier Murillo and Spcs. Adam Lowen and Patrick Reddick at Kamehameha Park Friday to restore the keiki playground. The soldiers are visiting PTA from California for training.

  • Left: The volunteers prepare to paint the playground’s jungle gym.

  • Above: Soldiers take on the task of sanding and painting the swing sets at the park. (COURTESY PHOTOs/DANA ASIS)

KAPAAU — Children were playing on the playground once again at Kamehameha Park Saturday. It had been closed for at least a month, according to two local parents visiting with kids in tow that day.

County Parks &Recreation closed the playground for repairs with no confirmed date to reopen it. When District 9 Councilman Tim Richards was informed he asked what needed to be done and contacted Pohakuloa Training Area (PTA) for help last week.

Richards and soldiers visiting PTA from California met at the park Friday to sand and repaint the swing sets and other areas needing refurbishing.


  1. Lorie Farrell July 30, 2018 12:06 pm

    Very cool Tim and Friends!

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