Hilton Hawaiian Village Duke Kahanamoku Lagoon

2005 Kalia Road, Honolulu, HI 96815

Completed

2007 (landscape arch) 2004 (design & dredging) 1987 (maintenance dredging)

Reopening of the Hilton Hawaiian Village Duke Kahanamoku Lagoon after its $15 million renovation in 2008 quickly made it one of the more popular beaches in Waikīkī. With its calm swimming area this artificial seawater pond is ideal for wading, paddle boats, stand-up paddle boards, and other such activities. Belt Collins’ role in the renovation included preliminary investigation, environmental permitting and approval processing, and design documents for lagoon dredging and landscape architectural design. The dredging investigations addressed the best approaches for sediment removal, transport and disposal, with design documents prepared for site layout, grading, and piping from the lagoon to the ocean and Ala Wai Boat Harbor.

Environmental permits and approvals included a Department of the Army individual permit for dredging with ocean disposal requiring approval from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency; Coastal Zone Management consistency determination; Conservation District Use and Right of Entry permits from the Hawai‘i Department of Land and Natural Resources; and National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permits for construction activity dewatering and storm water discharges.

...the giant saltwater swimming pool is considered by some to be one of the most picturesque spots along the Hawaiian coast.

The landscape architectural services included reviewing and refining the schematic design developed for the Shoreline Management Area Permit and preparing the grading, landscape lighting, irrigation concept plans and design development planting and hardscape drawings and specifications for design-build solicitation. With a small island, boardwalk, and swaying palm trees, the giant saltwater swimming pool is considered by some to be one of the most picturesque spots along the Hawaiian coast.

Through the years Belt Collins has been involved with the man-made lagoon at the Hilton Hawaiian Village. Initially in 1987 for maintenance dredging of the swimming area, and again for maintenance dredging prior to its 2008 renovation.

...the giant saltwater swimming pool is considered by some to be one of the most picturesque spots along the Hawaiian coast.

Through the years Belt Collins has been involved with the man-made lagoon at the Hilton Hawaiian Village. Initially in 1987 for maintenance dredging of the swimming area, and again for maintenance dredging prior to its 2008 renovation.

Reopening of the Hilton Hawaiian Village Duke Kahanamoku Lagoon after its $15 million renovation in 2008 quickly made it one of the more popular beaches in Waikīkī. With its calm swimming area this artificial seawater pond is ideal for wading, paddle boats, stand-up paddle boards, and other such activities. Belt Collins’ role in the renovation included preliminary investigation, environmental permitting and approval processing, and design documents for lagoon dredging and landscape architectural design. The dredging investigations addressed the best approaches for sediment removal, transport and disposal, with design documents prepared for site layout, grading, and piping from the lagoon to the ocean and Ala Wai Boat Harbor.

Environmental permits and approvals included a Department of the Army individual permit for dredging with ocean disposal requiring approval from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency; Coastal Zone Management consistency determination; Conservation District Use and Right of Entry permits from the Hawai‘i Department of Land and Natural Resources; and National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permits for construction activity dewatering and storm water discharges.

The landscape architectural services included reviewing and refining the schematic design developed for the Shoreline Management Area Permit and preparing the grading, landscape lighting, irrigation concept plans and design development planting and hardscape drawings and specifications for design-build solicitation. With a small island, boardwalk, and swaying palm trees, the giant saltwater swimming pool is considered by some to be one of the most picturesque spots along the Hawaiian coast.

For the renovation Belt Collins also provided landscape architectural services, contributing to the success of this great big sandy “pool” with its beautifully landscaped, park-like setting.

For the renovation Belt Collins also provided landscape architectural services, contributing to the success of this great big sandy “pool” with its beautifully landscaped, park-like setting.

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