Students at the University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo are enjoying the newly renovated Puʻuliʻi basketball court. The old court was repaved, and the surrounding area has been transformed into a place for students to gather and socialize.
Puʻuliʻi basketball court is equipped with an outdoor grill and covered picnic tables with solar charging stations for laptops, tablets and phones.
“Students can enjoy the view while playing a pick-up basketball game, or just hanging out and using electronic devices at the four covered solar powered picnic tables,” said Brenda Hamane, director of UH Hilo special projects. “The gazebo and outdoor grill are the perfect amenities to host a variety of student social and recreational activities.”
Interim Chancellor Marcia Sakai and Interim Vice Chancellor for Administrative Affairs Kalei Rapoza provided funds to outfit the area with four solar powered picnic tables equipped with e-charging stations, a gazebo, an outdoor grill and a water fountain.
The idea to refurbish the court and build the additional amenities was initiated by Tim Moore, executive director for campus recreation, who envisioned a place where students could play pick-up basketball and socialize, which was one of the top recreational requests identified in a recent student survey.
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—By Susan Enright