No Diving: Public Pools in Hawai‘i
Before Covid, I never imagined that I’d see tennis and basketball courts padlocked shut, yellow police tape wrapped around swing sets and jungle gyms, or pools and lifeguard chairs standing empty on hot summer days. But closed parks were our reality during the two major lockdowns here in Honolulu. I have two sons—one a pre-teen at the time, the other a teenager—and both obsessed with basketball. I’ll never forget the sadness we felt when we’d pass by courts we were not allowed to step foot on. I hope these photographs convey that sadness, but also the newfound appreciation I have when the city started opening up. Nothing is certain. Even parks can be taken away.