Waimanalo District Park gym reopens after renovation, though problems remain

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A gym that’s been closed for two years is finally open.

The city says the gym at Waimanalo District Park opened in July.

It was closed in June 2016, and a $3.12 million repair project addressed its deteriorated structure.

Some residents say they’ve been waiting a long time for these repairs.

“It’s a hub for community events, for our children. Having it closed and not being able to use it, that really cuts into people’s lives and recreational time for our children,” said Waimanalo resident Andrew Jamila.

But problems remain. Jamila tells us the gym’s roof leaks when it rains.

We asked the city about this and a spokesman tells us the recent project did not include repairs to the roof.

The city is assessing whether the roof needs to be repaired or replaced.

“We are keeping the gym open if the leaks aren’t too bad and containing the water from the leaks when it rains,” the spokesman said.

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