Guest Writer: Mike McNeace
Adopt a Park This Year!

Anyone who visits one of our city parks or beaches knows that there is always something that could be done to make the environment cleaner or nicer. But did you know it is easy to adopt a park? With one phone call to Clinton Jamile, “C.J.”, at the City & County Parks Department, you can be on the way to a better maintained park. A person, group or company can adopt any City & County Park.

The parks are for everyone to enjoy. When you adopt a park, you raise the standard of maintenance and gain a sense of community pride. The voluntary job may include: graffiti removal, rubbish removal, weeding, or the repainting of picnic tables and ash cans. For litter and graffiti, the City requests how often you will be able to commit – monthly, quarterly or annually.

The North Shore Chamber of Commerce is going to help. The organization will create a web-page under “Community Resources” on their www. site website and list all the ad-opted and unadopted parks and how you can help them. A schedule of annual and future park clean-ups is being developed. As soon as the information is gathered, the Chamber will post it. For more in-formation, please call Ed Korybski, Executive Di-rector at the Chamber at 637.4558 or email at ed@

City Contact
Clinton Jamile “C.J.”
City & County of Honolulu Adopt a Park Director