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Waikiki Magazine - - ILOVE WAIKIKI - By Al­li­son Schae­fers

Melody Young loves to sit on her lanai and look at lush taro that thrives in Kuhio Mini Park, which is sur­rounded by a col­or­ful hand-painted mu­ral.

“It’s so beau­ti­ful,” Young says. “It’s a real source of com­mu­nity pride.”

On any given day, I can see Waikiki res­i­dents and vis­i­tors en­joy­ing this ur­ban oasis. It’s hard to be­lieve that less than a year ago, the park was so blighted that Young never

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