Waiheʻe Park Renamed in Honor of Richard “Pablo” Caldito, Sr.
By Maui Now Staff
A dedication ceremony to rename the former Waiheʻe Ball Park to the Richard “Pablo” Caldito, Sr. Park takes place this Thursday, Oct. 17.
Caldito is recognized as the first Filipino-American elected to public office in the United States after he won a seat on the Board of Supervisors in 1956, county officials said.
He continued to serve on the County Council until 1972, and passed away in July 2011 at the age of 98.
Waiheʻe Ball Park is located at the corner of the Kahekili Highway and Halewaiū Road.
The Council, Economic Development, Energy, Agriculture, & Recreation Committee recommended passage of the bill during a meeting on June 18, before it was forwarded to the full council for consideration and passage.