The Patsy T. Mink Central Oahu Regional Park (located at 94-801 Kamehameha Highway Waipahu, HI 96797 - (808) 676-6982) was renamed last August 2007 for the late civil rights councilwoman Patsy Mink who passed away in 2002. This huge 269 acre park has walking paths, 20 court tennis center, 4 youth baseball diamonds, 4 regulation sized baseball diamonds, 4 diamond softball complex and the Veteran's Memorial Aquatic Center.
The Veterans Memorial Aquatic Center is maintained by the Department of Parks & Recreation, City & County of Honolulu and they opened their center to the public on Veterans Day of 2005. This site is used for as a training site and for local, national and international aquatic events.
The Main Pool:
50 meters by 25 meters Olympic swimming pool with a movable bulkhead
Average pool depth 9.5 feet
Pool configuration periods:
Short course: 25 yards/25 meters, 20 lanes open for lap swimming from late August to late February
Long course: 50 meters, 10 lanes open for lap swimming from late February to late August
The Dive Well:
25 meters by 13 meters
Pool depth 10 - 13 feet
Two (1 meter) spring dive boards
Two (3 meter) spring dive boards
*When no activities are schedules for the dive well there are 6 open swim lanes available.
Directions to VMAC: From Honolulu to VMAC - is about 18 miles: Get on the H-1 "west" for 14 miles; take the H-2 "north" 1 mile; take exit 2 (Ka Uka Blvd); turn left at first light; stay on Ka Uka Blvd. for 1.25 mile. You will enter the Patsy T. Mink Central Oahu Regional Park when you cross the stoplight at Kamehameha Highway.
Schedule for the Aquatic Center: www.honoluluparks.com (updated monthly)
Pool Director, Glenn R. Pang;
Pool Director, Glenn R. Pang;Phone/fax: (808) 677-8510