Waikoloa Village dog park gets the green light: P&R signs letter of commitment, outlines next steps

Hawaii State Rep. David Tarnas shows his support for the dog park at the volunteers’ fundraising booth last Saturday following Waikoloa Village Christmas Parade. (COURTESY PHOTO/RHONDA POLLARD)

P&R’s Planning Director James Komata points to the land in Kamakoa Nui Park where the dog park could be built, while Laurie Jo Rogers watches during a site visit July 24. (LANDRY FULLER/SPECIAL TO WEST HAWAII TODAY)

WAIMEA — For more than three years, Debbie Place has been wanting to build a dog park in Waikoloa Village. Despite obstacles encountered along the way, it looks like her dream may become a reality in 2019.