Mother Waldron Neighborhood Park in Kaka?ako will be closed for about a month starting Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2018, due to a combination of maintenance work and a pilot project.
Signs are now posted at the park announcing that the closure will be in effect from 10 p.m. Tuesday to Friday, Feb. 2 at 5 a.m. Normal park closure hours are from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. daily.
The maintenance work scheduled during this closure includes, but is not limited to: landscaping, irrigation system repairs, replacement of water features, aerating and fertilizing grassy areas, weeding, tree trimming, and additional repairs and upgrades to the comfort station and storage room.
A pilot project for the test application of anti-graffiti surface treatments to park walls will be conducted using products from Oceanit. The potential benefit of these treatments include the ability to easily remove unwanted markings through simple manual scrubbing.
This closure will additionally provide the city the opportunity to test a new location for the weekly People’s Open Market at Mother Waldron, normally held Mondays from 10:15 a.m. to 11 a.m. This open market is slated for permanent relocation due to the planned incorporation of a portion of the park into the future Pohukaina Elementary School.
During this park closure, the open market will be relocated to the Magic Island parking lot in Ala Moana Regional Park during the same time slot of Mondays from 10:15 a.m. to 11 a.m.