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07/02/13 – DLNR To Close Hapuna Beach, Kekaha Kai State Parks Early On July 4

Posted on Jul 3, 2013 in News Releases, State Parks

DEPARTMENT OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES
News Release

NEIL ABERCROMBIE
GOVERNOR
WILLIAM J. AILA JR,
CHAIRPERSON

For Immediate News Release July 2, 2013

 

DLNR TO CLOSE HAPUNA BEACH, KEKAHA KAI
STATE PARKS EARLY ON JULY 4

No tents allowed at Wailoa River State Park

KONA —The Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) will close Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area and Kekaha Kai State Park at 5 p.m. tomorrow, July 4.

Hapuna Beach SRA, including the Waialea Bay section, and Kekaha Kai State Park, including the Manini‘owali (Kua Bay) and Mahaiula sections, will both close early that day.

“We are closing these facilities early to discourage use of fireworks, which is prohibited in state parks, and to protect the public and natural resources of the areas,” said DLNR Chairperson, William J. Aila, Jr.

Normal park hours will resume on Friday, July 5, 2013 as follows: Kekaha Kai State Park – 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area – 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

As a reminder, tents may not be set up at Wailoa River State Park without a permit.

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For more information, news media may contact:  
 
Deborah Ward, 
DLNR Public Information Specialist  
Phone: (808) 587-0320