A master plan report was prepared
which evaluated and outlined a proposed 875-acre expansion of an
existing 62-acre recreation area for the State of Hawaii. Upon
implementation, this park would become one of Hawaii’s largest
State recreational areas.
The master plan involved an analysis
of park resources which include two actively-used embayments,
roughly two miles of coastline, and a unique coastal
environment. A second important element of the project was the
performance of a detailed recreational demand and capacity
analysis that was used to identify the extent of future
recreational participation and determine the capacity of park
resources to accommodate future recreational demands. This
analysis represented one of the first attempts to determine
anticipated recreational capacity for any public recreational
facility in Hawaii.
Recreational opportunities and
facilities incorporated into the overall master plan included
various beach activities at Hapuna and Wailea Bays, golf,
recreational boating, group and family camping, group and family
picnicking, hiking, and environmental education. PPC also
assisted in the development of site plans for group and family
campsites and picnic sites.
Utility requirements for water,
wastewater, vehicular access and circulation, drainage, and
electrical power were also examined. Future park management
requirements were also identified for both program management
and the operation and maintenance of support facilities.
Ultimately, cost estimates and an overall implementation
schedule were developed for both facility construction and
annual park management to facilitate advance budgeting of future
park improvements by the Hawaii Division of State Parks.