Manoa Elementary

Manoa Elementary School

Resurface Playcourts


Manoa Elementary School was originally opened in 1854 as one of the first English-speaking schools in the state. Located in Honolulu’s Manoa Valley, the school today offers elementary education in grades K-6 with an average enrollment of about 600 over the past 5 years. According to school administrators, the courts are heavily used - up to 300 children may be playing on the courts at time.

The existing asphalt concrete (AC) play court surface was severely worn with many rough areas. There were also locations where vegetation grows through the play court surface and depressions where ponding accumulated after heavy rains. Students and staff were subject to injuries from falls onto the surface or slips from the ponding. In addition, the existing equipment was very old, outdated, or non-functioning.

Description of Work

The proposed replacement of Manoa Elementary School’s play courts involved improvements: (1) play court resurfacing, (2) striping for volleyball, basketball, four-square, and tether ball courts, and (3) replacement of existing play court equipment. The scope of work for the project included the following services:

  • Site Investigation
  • Topographical Survey
  • Schematic Design
  • Preliminary and Prefinal Design
  • Court Resurfacing Plan
  • Striping Plan
  • Erosion Control Plan
  • Equipment Mounting and Fencing Details
  • Quantity Take-offs and Opinion of Probable Cost
  • Preparation of Bid Documents
  • Services During Bidding and Negotiation
  • Construction Observation

Project Owner

State of Hawaii, Department of Education

Firm's REsponsibility

Design, Services During Bidding & Construction

Completion Date



Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii