Ceremony marks dedication of Mānana Comm. Park in honor of late State Senator Breene Harimoto

City and County of Honolulu - Serving his community was the core of Breene Harimoto. The list of organizations through which he worked to realize an astonishing amount of accomplishments is extraordinary; though his humility was unmistakable. This ability to work seamlessly in the pursuit of improving our island is but an example of the reasons we proudly announce the renaming of Mānana Community Park to the Breene Harimoto Mānana Community Park in honor of the late State Senator, City Councilmember, Deputy Director, Board Chair and incomparable community leader.

Today, a small ceremony was held at this popular park location to unveil three new signs bearing the name of the Waipahū High School graduate. Joining Breene’s family in this ceremony were Mayor Kirk Caldwell, Councilmember Brandon Elefante, Honolulu Parks and Recreation Director Michele Nekota and park staff.

“Today is but a small token of appreciation we can make in honoring this gentle but committed, dedicated, and diligent civil servant,” said Mayor Kirk Caldwell. “Already his legacy in this very park is cemented through the funds he helped appropriate to build park facilities and assist youth-oriented programs. I am encouraged that his legacy will continue through the work of Councilmember Elefante, who worked with Councilmember Harimoto during his time at the City. Breene built this foundation of unwavering civil service, and I hope future generations will know his name and follow his example of righteous service to one’s community.”

The renaming of this park is in accordance with Honolulu City Council Resolution 20-190, introduced by Councilmember Brandon Elefante. To get a full idea of the many contributions and years of service provided by Breene, we recommend the public to read this resolution.

“This is a great way to honor Senator Hairmoto’s lifetime of tireless service to the community” said Councilmember Brandon Elefante. “Parks are places of joy, places of fun, and places to play for family and community. That was Senator Harimoto’s life’s work---building better families and communities. We were all lucky to be a part of his journey. This beautiful park will sit forever in tribute to his dedication and perseverance in serving us all!”

Located at 1310 Waimano Home Road in Pearl City, the Breene Harimoto Mānana Community Park features a variety of park amenities within its 14-acres, including: playcourts, a skate park, numerous ball fields, and recreation rooms.

If you need an auxiliary aid/service, other accommodations due to a disability, or an interpreter for a language other than English in reference to this announcement, please

call DPR at (808) 768-3003 on weekdays from 7:45 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. or email parks@honolulu.gov

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