HONOLULU - The new proposed park at Ala Moana Beach Park is another step closer to reality.

The Star Advertiser reports a volunteer group gets city approval to build the one acre public playground. When done, the park will include miniature zip lines, slides, swings and a splash pad.

Representatives of a group led by mothers tell the paper, they intend to seek a building permit by the end of the year and begin construction next year.

Mayor Kirk Caldwell is optimistic the group will be able to build the park -- calling it, "one of the more unique playgrounds in the state of Hawaii."