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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Wednesday, February 17, 2010

District park gym reopens following Nov. vandalism

Advertiser Staff

The gymnasium at 'Aiea District Park has been reopened following repair work because of vandalism that occurred last November, the city announced yesterday.

The gym's floor sustained major damage after it was flooded with water from a fire hose after a break-in during the early morning of Nov. 8.

The gym had been closed for a month while the lighting system was replaced. The vandalism took place the day before the facility was scheduled to reopen.

The city said drying, dehumidifying and monitoring the gym floor cost $22,870. Patching and sealing the floor and applying a new coating cost $4,900.

The closure forced the relocation of badminton and gymnastics tournaments, disrupted basketball league play and displaced hundreds of gym users.