(BIVN) – The women’s restroom at Ainaola Park will be closed until further notice due to vandalism that occurred in the early Wednesday morning, officials say.
Hawai‘i County Department of Parks and Recreation shared a media release and provided photos of the vandalism. Preliminary estimates for damage is approximately $1,000.
“Unfortunately, someone started a fire in the women’s bathroom at Ainaola Park, rendering it unusable,” said Maurice Messina, Deputy Director of Parks and Recreation. “We have activities scheduled in the park this weekend, so in an attempt to minimize disruption of services to the public, our in-house carpenters will work on a temporary fix to get the bathroom up and running by Friday.”
“When we have to pull our crews from other projects to tackle issues related to vandalism, it puts us behind schedule and the park users are the ones who suffer,” Messina said. “Regrettably, vandalism and property damage at County park facilities has increased and we share the public’s frustration at the lack of community pride and consideration of others when something like this happens.”
“If you have any information about who could have done this, please contact the Police Department,” Messina said.
To report information about this incident, please contact the Police non-emergency number at 935-3311.
by Big Island Video News
HILO, Hawaiʻi - Hawai‘i County Department of Parks and Recreation shared a media release and provided photos of the vandalism.