Mayor Michael Victorino answers weekly questions submitted to his office staff.
Question: Aloha Mayor, I’m really looking forward to seeing the new Kihei gym and would love to do a volleyball tournament there! What do I do to secure a spot?
Answer: Mahalo for your question and excitement! I cannot wait to unveil this state-of-the art facility on Monday to our South Maui community, which has waited long enough for a gym of their own.
Our Department of Parks and Recreation is anticipating an enormous demand for use of the South Maui Community Park Gymnasium, and is specifically opening a Tri-Annual Permit Process for the Winter/Spring 2020 season for the new gym.
However, since your request is for a special event (which includes tournaments), you’ll have to wait until Jan. 2, 2020, to submit your application. Make sure you submit your application no less than 30 days in advance and no more than a year prior to your event.
To handle the anticipated volume during the initial first-come, first-serve period for the new facility, all applications will be accepted and processed at the DPR Main Permit Office located at the War Memorial Complex in Wailuku from January 2 – 10, 2020. Beginning Monday, January 13, applications for the facility will be accepted at all permit offices countywide, for the same uses and reservation periods.
Application request packets will be available at all Department permit offices and also on the County of Maui website. Application requests will be reviewed in the priority order outlined in the Department’s administrative rules by clicking here.
For all leagues and requests for recreational athletic use during the Winter/Spring 2020 season, you’ll want to submit your application starting Tuesday, Dec. 10. You’ll have until 4 p.m. Friday, Dec. 13, to claim a spot for the season of Jan. 1 to April 15, 2020.
Apps will be accepted at the main DPR Permits Office located at the War Memorial Complex and at the South Maui permit office located at the Kihei Community Center. Complete applications may also be emailed to [email protected] Applications must be complete to be processed.
Any applications not received in person or via email by 4 p.m. Friday, December 13, 2019, will not be considered. Applicants having missed the application window may submit standard permit applications for the South Maui Community Park Gymnasium on a first-come, first-served basis beginning January 2, 2020, space-permitting.
I know many of you are very eager to begin using this awesome new facility, so I’d like to ask you all to take ownership of this gym and look after it so it may be enjoyed for years to come.
Want to Ask the Mayor? Submit your Maui County related questions to Mayor Michael Victorino by email at [email protected], by phone at 270-7855 or by mail at 200 S. High St., ninth floor, Wailuku 96793. Questions submitted will be considered for inclusion in the “Ask the Mayor” column; to request a personal response to a concern, email [email protected]