Ho'okele Staff | Jun 25, 2010
Hickam Community Housing LLC
The historic rehabilitation of the former Non-Commissioned Officers’ (NCO) Club located at Hickam Air Force Base’s historic district is just one example of how Hickam Community Housing (HCH) is building more than just homes.
“Providing community facilities that serve as gathering places for friends is important to our families, especially those just settling into our community,” said Jerry Schmitz, HCH project director. “We take pride in the amenities and programs we offer and know they are a great benefit for our families.”
At HCH, several projects that will bring great value to families are underway. The NCO Club mentioned above will become a new community center. Features include a fitness center, complete cooking facility, computer and Internet access, video teleconferencing, meeting rooms, and a spacious lawn in front of and around the building that can host large community gatherings and activities. The community center is scheduled to be completed in the fall.
Other amenities families can look forward to later this summer include a new spray park, skate park and multi-purpose courts at the Earhart Village Recreational Complex located on Aupaka Street. The skate park will have features for beginner and advanced skaters, and it will be located where the existing multi-purpose courts are now located.
New multi-purpose courts and sand volleyball courts will be added adjacent to the existing parking lot. There will be large canopy trees, shower trees and flowering accent trees to shade sports enthusiasts. The park also will include new pavilions near the play courts and a new parking lot to supplement existing parking.
Also scheduled for summer completion is a new dog park located off Ohana Nui Circle, adjacent to Kamila Street Park. The Kamila Dog Park will be near the existing tot lot and will be fully enclosed with a four-foot high fence. It will have a double-gated entry and separate fenced areas for large and small dogs. Benches and shade trees will make this spot a comfortable retreat for “man and beast.” Later next year, the HCH community will see the development of an additional dog park in Onizuka Village.
Actus Lend Lease photo by Mark Brown A new spray park, similar to the one pictured, will provide families with hours of fun year around. Hickam Community Housing will open the spray park later this summer at Earhart Village.