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