Hakalau Point Memorial Park: A Vision and Affirmation
Chin Chuck & Homestead Road from mauka to makai, Wailea, Hakalau, Hakalau Point…this is our ahupua’a, our community, our home, the place we love so deeply. We are all connected from the mountain to the ocean.
And we have many opportunities that connect & educate us:
There is our community market held every Tuesday called FoodSHARE where from 3:30-5:30 p.m. folks bring their vegetables, fruits, prepared foods & crafts and buy sell, trade or give away, and talk story.
There is our once a week Hakalau Jodo Temple Senior luncheons with help from community volunteers & ono-licious Japanese food by Miyo for 30-50 kupuna from Nutrition sites as far as Pahala , Waimea, & Honoka’a.
There is 2nd Sunday clean up and maintenance of Hakalau School, now in its 16th month – another community volunteer KOKUA restoration effort - to maintain & create a Learning Center.
There is 4th Sunday cemetery stewardship & maintenance of cemeteries along the Hamakua. So far we clean and clear the Buddhist & Hawaiian Christian cemeteries in Kukuihaele, another way to mahalo those who came before us.
There is our July Wailea Hakalau Kumiai picnic, There is our 19th annual December Wailea Mochi Pounding– again opportunities for us as a community to kokua and connect to each other and to our heritage.
Hakalau and Wailea are unique and extraordinary in that the spirit of working together and the spirit of honoring & respecting those who came before us is being perpetuated, in so many ways, amongst so many different people.
A community connected to each other, connected to its past, and committed to creating a legacy of aloha for Wailea-Hakalau:
Our vision: The WHOLE Ahupua’a from the Mountain to the Ocean for the people, which includes The envisioned Hakalau Point Memorial Park with walking Trails, and a monument to honor the Hawaiians who stood on these cliffs, beholden by the beauty & power of this place, a monument to honor the community of Plantation workers & their families, who created the heritage of our Hamakua Coast, based on values of hard work, respect and ohana, a park and a monument for our present community, united by our love for Hakalau, & our commitment to continue the legacy of deep gratitude for those who came before us and a place to continue the legacy for those to come.
Hakalau Point Memorial Park celebrates and affirms our connection to a place we love, & completes the ahupua’a : from the mountain to the ocean. Please, Our Hakalau Point Memorial Park.