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Blessing held for off-leash dog park at Patsy T. Mink Central O‘ahu Regional Park

Fenced area located at the makai-end of park near Pāiwa Street

The first off-leash dog park in Waipahū was blessed today, marking the realization of a community-originated project budgeted by Council Chair Emeritus Ron Menor and materialized by the Mayor Caldwell administration.

Located on the makai-end of the Patsy T. Mink Central O‘ahu Regional Park, where Pāiwa Street ends, the nearly 12,800 square foot, fenced-in dog park features a unique parallelogram design with ADA accessibility, irrigation, and drinking fountains.

"It is always exciting when we are able to finalize a new facility for the benefit of the public," said Managing Director Roy Amemiya. "Especially in such a central and popular location as the Patsy T. Mink Central O‘ahu Regional Park. Dogs are valued members of many island families, and this park will allow our canine friends to have a place to run, jump, and play in a safe setting for both the owners and their pets".

The Capital Improvement Project which created the dog park is currently in the landscaping maintenance period, with the anticipated public opening expected in February 2021.

The nearly $636,000 contract for construction of the new dog park was awarded to Artech Construction Group Inc.

Support for this project came from multiple community groups, boards, and funding secured by Honolulu City Council Chair Emeritus Ron Menor.

"I have been working with many of my constituents on this project since 2013, and it's very gratifying to know this well-utilized dog park will forever stand as an example of a fantastic idea, which began with the community and became reality by government," said Chair Emeritus Menor. "We are so glad construction is finally completed and look forward to welcoming our four-legged friends to this dog park."

This facility will be the seventh off-leash dog parks operated by the Honolulu Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR). For more information about DPR's on and off-leash dog parks, please visit our website by clicking here.

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