One’ula Beach Park or better known as Hau Bush Beach is recognized in the community as a place for surfing, fishing, swimming, and other recreational. Over time One’ula has also underwent many changes in terms of appearances.
Through the years it was with the efforts of the community that helped pulled One’ula out from the rubbish infestation, homeless occupation, and drug related issues that once inhabited this peaceful beach park.
As of recently, One’ula has become the City’s responsibility to insure improvements to the beach park are made.
These plans included fixing potholes, repaving the parking lot, putting the comfort station back in order, and reviving the grass area.
This plan of action have many residents’ concerned that the park will become an unfamiliar area that will stray away from old traditions.
City’s District 1 Councilmember Kymberly Marcos Pine is currently working on a community meeting event that is scheduled for September 26 at the beach park to get residents’ feedback and suggestions that will aid in Oneula’s current situation.
“I’m just focusing on the basics right now. We’re not looking for glamour,” Pine said. “We just want to have a park that has green grass where the kids can safely play, a parking lot that has no potholes and a bathroom that works.”
By: Jayne Omaye