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A Green Oasis in Waikiki
Waikiki of today is worlds away from the wetlands, mudflats, fishponds and taro fields of the past. A walk among the modern concrete towers of our world-famous tourist destination reveals little in the way of culture or history and even less in green space.
Thanks to Rotary District 5000, Rotarians throughout the State of Hawaii, friends, neighbors and businesses in Waikiki, the only remaining patch of under-developed land in central Waikiki will soon be transformed from a barren debris-strewn gravel lot into an oasis of greenery, education, culture and family activities.
The vision for Centennial Park described herein is subject to changes which may be dictated or required by the City and County of Honolulu, the city’s permitting process, and coordination with other government agencies, cultural advisers, fundraising or because of unforeseen circumstances or conditions.
This once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for residents and Rotarians in Hawaii will create a timeless legacy where millions of families and individuals visit annually… Waikiki!
Centennial Park exemplifies the virtues of Rotary and offers an historic gathering place of knowledge. Its construction represents the commitment to achieve meaningful, positive change within a community. Its landscaped grounds provide an oasis for children to run, play and enjoy the freedom and fancy of childhood. Its signage represents Rotary’s impact in Hawaii and the amazing changes in Waikiki over the past 100 years.
Finally, the hand planted, lush gardens lining the park perimeter signify the coming together of volunteer Rotarians from every club in Hawaii and their friends and neighbors.
The toil of community individuals in this unifying effort will transform a littered, barren patch of earth into a beautiful gathering place for future generations to learn, thrive and enjoy!
This site was an undeveloped lot.