A plea from a Waimanalo mother and questions by KHON2 are prompting a local lawmaker to take action.
It's with the hopes that children will have a new place to play after waiting six years.
Six years ago, the city removed the playground equipment at Waimanalo Beach Park because of safety concerns.
But the new equipment that's there is raising those same concerns.
Kids used to play on at Waimanalo Beach Park, a typical Honolulu city park playground. But now?
"I have no idea what this is. It doesn't look safe to me," Waimanalo resident Ka'u Kalama said.
Kalama says playground equipment was replaced and the orange fence around it have been sitting there for two years.
"It looks like a whole bunch of wires with a pole in the middle. I don't get it," Kalama said.
So KHON2 spoke with Honolulu City Councilmember Ikaika Anderson since it falls under his district. He remembers when the city removed the playground equipment in 2007.
"Because it had become so deteriorated that it was actually rusting and there were holes in many places. The Hannemann administration felt it was dangerous for our youth to be able to play on," Anderson said.
He says the plan was to install equipment that was more durable and would be able to withstand the beach environment. But that was two administrations ago.
"I will be talking to Mayor Kirk Caldwell to see what we can do to provide Waimanalo with the play apparatus that the community was promised," Anderson said.
Anderson doesn't think this is what lawmakers envisioned. He doesn't know if this will be part of a larger playground or if this is it.
"Would you let your keiki play on this?" KHON2 asked.
"On this particular apparatus, yes, I would let my keiki play on this, provided the city deems it safe," Anderson said.
But one Waimanalo mother refuses to let her daughter play on this even if the city gives the green light.
"I want to see a playground," Kalama said.
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