Media Advisory: Community meeting seeks public input on Lake Wilson, Wahiawa freshwater park

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Hayley Diamond, (808) 956-4704
Senior Research Associate, School of Architecture, Community Design Center
Diane Chang, (808) 722-3197
UH Communications
Posted: Jul 22, 2019

WHAT:     The public is invited to a community meeting to discuss future plans for the Wahiawa Freshwater State Recreation Area, including Lake Wilson

WHO:       Led by the University of Hawaiʻi Community Design Center (UH CDC) in the School of Architecture 

WHEN:     Tuesday, July 23, 2019, 5:30 p.m. check-in, 6-8 p.m. meeting

WHERE:  Wahiawa District Park, Hale Koa Multipurpose Room, 1139 Kilani Ave.   

UH CDC has entered into an agreement with the state Department of Land and Natural Resources to perform a study and proof-of-concept design of Lake Wilson in the Wahiawa Freshwater State Recreation Area. 

The overall study and design work will conceptualize the programming and innovative redesign of the freshwater park with a focus on ecological design, resource protection, placemaking, recreational activities and scenarios for low-impact types of state-park and locale-appropriate lodging. 

The collaborative study involves participation by the Blue Zones Project, Wahiawa Fresh! and the office of state Sen. Donovan Dela Cruz.

Hayley Diamond 
Senior Research Associate
UH Community Design Center
School of Architecture
UH Mānoa
(808) 956-4704