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History & InvolvEments


July - Hawaii County Submitted a Master Plan to the State of Hawaii in hopes of gaining ownership of the Old Kona Airport site.


The Old Kona Airport Site was dedicated a State Park.


July - Special Management Area Use Permit Granted for development of the Old Kona Airport State Recreation Area (OKASRA).


Friends For Fitness West Hawaii Community Coalition was formed.


Supported the construction of a 50 meter pool at OKASRA.

Keiki fitness needs assessment of West Hawaii public school students (Grades 4-8)  Published survey in West Hawaii Today.

Had fitness information booth at the Visitor Industry Charity Walk.

Developed a fitness resource list: Fit Happenings in West Hawai'i 


Supported and gave testimony at the Board of Education Commission's Hearing re: The need for physical education in the public school system.

Assisted the Health Promotion & Education Branch of the Department of Health in the development of three television Public Service Announcements promoting fitness and family fitness through Ackerman-Black Productions.  Spots were aired State-wide.


Supported the construction of the walking/jogging path at OKASRA.


February - Friends For Fitness Articles of Incorporation

Friends For Fitness President - Heidi Stromberg

April - Friends For Fitness becomes a Nonprofit Organization 501(c)3.

October - Friends For Fitness installs Maka'eo Walking Path mile markers.


January - Friends For Fitness installs Maka'eo Walking Path drinking fountain.


Walking/ Jogging Path Phase I Begins

Needs Assessment, landscaping, drinking fountain, mile markers, irrigation system, placement of benches, stretching post, balance beam installed


Walking/ Jogging Path Phase II Begins

Community-based planning to address safety and health issues with existing path, landscape remaining portion of path, picnic tables, exercise equipment, waste receptacles installed


Small Lawn Development & Anchialine Pond Clean Out


Small Lawn Development, Creative Arts Garden, Fitness Trail Proposal, Community Fitness Development Projects


Small Lawn and Elevated Grass Stage are open to the public!

Creative Arts Garden Preparation

100 Meter Sprint posts installed, mileage signs


New Irrigation System

Creative Arts Garden with Native Plant Garden

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