The Hawaii Community Development Authority transferred 41 acres and $2.2 million to the city on Wednesday. 

Most of the land is public parks, including Kewalo Basin Park, Kaka'ako Waterfront Park and Kaka'ako Makai Gateway park.

The city will be making safety, operational and functional improvements first. Long-term, Deputy and Managing Director for the City and County of Honolulu Georgette Deemer says the city wants to revamp the amphitheater and turn the gateway parks into athletic fields.

Deemer added, "I expect it to look like a jewel. Its going to be a lei of green from Ala Moana to Kewalo to waterfront."