Vandalism continues at County of Kaua‘i parks

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Vandalism continues at County of Kaua‘i parks, as park staff discovered the sky light of the renovated comfort station damaged at Po‘ipū Beach Park as well as fixtures at the Hanapēpē Cliffside Park burned.

The sky light at Po‘ipū Beach Park was found damage by park staff on Friday, March 9, at 10 a.m., while fixtures at the Hanapēpē Cliffside Park was discovered burned Thursday morning, March 15.

“It is frustrating that these types of occurrences are becoming all too frequent in our parks,” said Department of Parks and Recreation Director Lenny Rapozo. “We are hoping the public can help to curb these incidents, as these parks are for our community members and visitors to enjoy.”

If deemed necessary, the sky light at Po‘ipū Beach Park would cost approximately $1,500 for parts and labor. The fixtures at Hanapēpē Park would cost $500 for parts and cleaning supplies.

On Tuesday, March 6, a newly improved playground at Po‘ipū Beach Park was discovered vandalized by members of the public. Cables from the playground’s Boingo drum panel were cut and has since been repaired.

Part of a $670,000 project by the Department of Parks and Recreation to upgrade its heavily used park facilities, improvements to Po‘ipū Beach Park – which included replacing fixtures in the main comfort station and improvements to the pavilions, playground, and showers – were completed in the latter half of February.

The Hanapēpē Cliffside Park comfort station was planned and constructed by community volunteers with the support of the County of Kaua‘i.

To report suspicious activity, please call Police Dispatch at 241-1711.

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Pictured above: Staff discovered fixtures at Hanapēpē Cliffside Park burned Thursday morning.

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Pictured above: Staff discovered the sky light at the Po‘ipū Beach Park comfort station drawn upon Friday, March 9.