Honokaa gets new play area

Hawaii County officials blessed a new play area at Honokaa Park Tuesday morning.

The $295,000 play area features a play area designed for children 2 to 5 years old and another for bigger children between the ages of 5 and 12 years old. Multiple slides, climbing rings, covered decks and a grass-like safety surface comprise the playground’s modular design. It replaces obsolete play equipment, county Parks and Recreation officials said in a news release.