Softball fields at CORP reopen for nighttime use


Following efforts from Councilmember Ron Menor, his staff, and workers from the departments of Parks and Recreation, Design and Construction, and Facility Maintenance, field lights illuminating two softball fields in Central Oahu are now working and ready for public use.

The fields will now be available for permitted and public use beginning Friday, December 14.

“I am gratified that this improvement project has finally come to fruition because there is a strong community need for it,” said Councilmember Ron Menor. “I look forward to working together with the administration on other needed renovations at Central Oahu Regional Park.”

Lights at softball fields #1 and #2 at the Patsy T. Mink Central Oahu Regional Park (CORP), located in the cluster of fields in the western portion of the park, were repaired after experiencing problems in early 2017.

Difficulties finding replacement parts for these lights resulted in delays to the repairs, after the manufacturer of the lights went out of business.

“We were very pleased with the assistance we received from Councilmember Menor and our other departments to repair these well-used field lights,” said Department of Parks and Recreation Director Michele Nekota. “Much like many of our park facilities, these lights were used year-round and experienced consistent weather conditions. We believe they held up fairly well for their first 16 years, and hope they will continue to serve the needs of the community for the foreseeable future.”

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