A public rededication ceremony highlighting the recently renovated Mo‘oheau Park will be held at 10:30 a.m. today at the downtown Hilo facility.
County officials will welcome people back to the popular park. Pastor Sheldon Lacsina of New Hope Hilo will perform a blessing.
Restrooms, concrete walkways and other park features now meet federal Americans with Disabilities Act standards. As part of its $664,000 contract, Site Engineering Inc. also replaced the bus terminal’s roof, windows, doors, and cabinets, while completely renovating the restrooms, painting the building and adding skylights.
Construction started Aug. 13 and was completed Dec. 24.
Following the rededication ceremony, live musicians and hula dancers will entertain the audience from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Hilo Downtown Improvement Association sponsors the free Hilo Hula Days performances to welcome cruise ship passengers to Hilo.
Thursday also is “Make a Snowflake Day” at Mo‘oheau Park, part of a nationwide effort to support the victims, families and teachers of last month’s Sandy Hook Elementary tragedy.
From 10 a.m. until 1 p.m., the public is invited to gather at the bandstand to make paper snowflakes that will be sent to Connecticut to welcome students back to school. That effort is being coordinated by the Connections Public Charter School PTSO.