OFFICE OF MAYOR KIRK CALDWELL
DEPARTMENT OF PARKS AND RECREATION
CITY & COUNTY OF HONOLULU
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, March 24, 2016
Mayor Caldwell’s press office: 768-5768 (cell: 754-7578)
Councilmember Kymberly Marcos Pine: 392-1097 (cell: 478-8545)
Nānākuli Beach Park rededication as Kalanianaʻole Beach Park
Wai‘anae – Mayor Kirk Caldwell was joined by Councilmember Kymberly Marcos Pine on Saturday, March 26, 2016 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. to celebrate the renaming of Nānākuli Beach Park to Kalanianaʻole Beach Park through the adoption of Resolution 15-289.
Restoration of the park’s original name is being done on behalf of Nānākuli residents who expressed a desire to honor the late Prince Jonah Kuhio Kalaniana‘ole Pi‘ikoi.
Mayor Caldwell and Councilmember Pine were joined by Department of Parks and Recreation Director Michele Nekota, Executive Director of Culture and the Arts Misty Kela‘i, The Royal Hawaiian Band, members of the Nānākuli/Mā‘ili Neighborhood Board, members of the Wai‘anae Coast Neighborhood Board, and members of the Leeward Association of Hawaiian Civic Clubs.
The program began with formal welcomes from Mayor Caldwell and Councilmember Pine, followed by a hula performance, traditional Hawaiian blessing and the unveiling of the new Kalanianaʻole Beach Park sign.
March 26, 2016 marks the 145th anniversary of Prince Kalaniana‘ole Pi‘ikoi’s birthday, and the ceremony will honor his lifetime of compassionate and committed civic service to the people of Hawai‘i.
The park is located at 89-269 Farrington Highway in Wai‘anae.