Funding for next step in Kealakehe Regional Park up for council vote this week

  • The four phases of the preferred plan released for the Kealakehe Regional Park in September 2013. (Image grab from master plan/Special to West Hawaii Today)

  • The preferred plan released for the Kealakehe Regional Park in September 2013. (Image grab from master plan/Special to West Hawaii Today)
  • Keiki practice football at Old Kona Airport Park, officially named Kailua Park. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)

  • Keiki practice rugby at Old Kona Airport Park. Old Kona Airport Park, officially named Kailua Park, is the primary recreational facility serving the West Hawaii area and it is heavily utilized year-round by schools, sports leagues and clubs, and park programs, in addition to casual use. Kealakehe Regional Park would provide space for some of the park's more active uses allowing for more passive use at Kailua Park. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)
  • Old Kona Airport Park is used for multiple sports. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)
  • Keiki practice soccer at Old Kona Airport Park. Old Kona Airport Park, officially named Kailua Park, is the primary recreational facility serving the West Hawaii area and it is heavily utilized year-round by schools, sports leagues and clubs, and park programs, in addition to casual use. Kealakehe Regional Park would provide space for some of the park's more active uses allowing for more passive use at Kailua Park. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)
  • Keiki play soccer at Old Kona Airport Park. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)
  • The first phase of the preferred plan released for the Kealakehe Regional Park in September 2013. (Image grab from master plan/Special to West Hawaii Today)

KAILUA-KONA — Kealakehe Regional Park is going to happen, according to Walter Kunitake, chairman of the West Hawaii Parks and Athletic Corporation.