Special rededication blessings upon Waiau District Park Recreation Facility

The City and County of Honolulu held the much anticipated re-opening of Waiau District Park yesterday during a re-dedication ceremony and Hawaiian blessing at the newly renovated Waiau District Park Recreation Building.

The event began with Honolulu City Councilman Brandon Elefante introducing special guests in attendance followed by Kahu Makani Tabura performing a traditional Hawaiian blessing and untying of a Maile lei at the entrance to the facility. Pearl City Neighborhood Board President Larry Veray and PCNB Board Member Elayne Funakoshi assisted in the untying of the Maile lei and opening of the facility front doors.

Congratulations to Waiau District Park Director Dahlia Manzanillo and her staff who were excited and happy to once again open the facility to the community that it serves.

”It’s so exciting to be able to open up the facility again.  It means we can continue to provide quality programs and activities to our community and focus on participant’s health and wellness.

Past directors, Bert Koide, Charmille Abe, and Andy Yamada laid the foundations for many of the successful programs offered at Waiau DP.  I hope to add to their legacy and continue to offer interesting and engaging activities the community will enjoy as well.  With a newly renovated facility the possibilities are endless!”

Photo by Barry Villamil | barry@mypearlcity.com

Kahu Makani Tabura is pictured blessing the Waiau District Park Recreation Facility

Photo by Barry Villamil | barry@mypearlcity.com

Photo by Barry Villamil | barry@mypearlcity.com

Waiau District Park Director Dahlia Manzanillo is pictured attaching a

Maile lei on the front doors of the Waiau District Park Recreation Building.

Photo by Barry Villamil | barry@mypearlcity.com

Pearl City Neighborhood Board President Larry Veray and PCNB Board Member

Elayne Funakoshi assisted in the untying of the Maile lei and opening of the facility front doors.

Photo by Barry Villamil | barry@mypearlcity.com

Photo by Barry Villamil | barry@mypearlcity.com

Photo by Barry Villamil | barry@mypearlcity.com

Honolulu City Councilman Brandon Elefante and staff member Dion Mesta are pictured

at the front door entrance to the newly renovated Waiau District Park Recreation Building.

Photo by Barry Villamil | barry@mypearlcity.com

Senator Bennette Misalucha (far left) and Waiau District Park Director Dahlia Manzanillo (far right)

are pictured with an amazing group of Waiau Senior Club volunteers.

Photo by Barry Villamil | barry@mypearlcity.com

Pictured: (L-R) Dion Mesta, Representative Gregg Takayama, Representative Sam Kong.

Representative  Roy Takumi, Larry Veray, Elayne Funakoshi, Senator Bennette Misalucha,

Kelsey Poaha, Charmaine Doran, Councilman Brandon Elefante

 

 

Community Contacts

Phone Fax
Senator Clarence K. Nishihara (808) 586.6970 (808) 586.6879
Representative Roy M. Takumi (808) 586.6170 (808) 586.6171
Representative Gregg Takayama (808) 586.6340 (808) 586.6341
Senator Bennette E. Misalucha Senator Bennette E. Misalucha (808) 586.6230 (808) 586.6231
Councilmember Brandon Elefante Councilmember Brandon Elefante (808) 768.5008 (808) 768.5011