THIS PLAYGROUND HAS BEEN CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.
When you just need a playground…
Location: Hana Highway, behind Paia Commmunity Center, about 1/2 mile east (toward Haiku) of Baldwin Ave.
Facilities: Play structure, one shade tree, free parking
What to bring: Hat and sunscreen, drinking water
Best time to go: cloudy or windy days, early morning and late afternoon on sunny days
Be aware: there is no access to bathroom facilities at Paia Community Center. Sometimes there is a port a potty in the parking lot but don’t count on it
Kids always love the “tickle slide” as we call it. This slide has a semi steep angle and the roller bars give them an extra push making this a fun fast ride. Toddlers need extra help here so their little fingers don’t get pinched in the rollers. There is also a tunnel slide, a straight slide, monkey bars, a tire swing, and lots of bridges for running over and under. Frankly this is not the prettiest park on Maui; it is stark, and can be host and dusty. But sometimes with kids, you just really need a playground. And when they see slide and ladders, they won’t notice the lack of landscaping. That’s one of the wonderful things about hanging out with kids: they so often see the rainbows and not the rain. So add this to your playground passport. And don’t forget to try the tickle slide.