Nov 2, 2012
LAHAINA – “If you build it, they will come” was the mantra of the hit movie “Field of Dreams” starring Kevin Costner. The movie reached motion picture fans with a nostalgic baseball touch years ago, telling the story of an Iowa farm family clearing a corn field to bring back cherished diamond game memories.
Within a distinctly different sport and coming in a time machine to another era, there is yet a warm similarity to the movie with the opening of the long-awaited West Maui Skate Park adjacent to Lahaina Aquatic Center on the corner of Shaw Street fronting Honoapiilani Highway.
Instead of corn, a former sugar cane field was cleared to form a new “field of dreams” that will undoubtedly touch the hearts of the entire West Side community and, moreover, visitors from across the state, country and around the world that come here for the Maui experience.