State Parks

(Honolulu)-The Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) will be participating in the State of Hawaii Career Fair on Saturday, June 29, 2019, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Hawaii State Capitol, 4th Floor Lanai, at 415 S. Beretania Street.

 (Honolulu) -  Out-of-state visitors and commercial tour buses will begin paying parking fees at Koke‘e and Waimea Canyon State Parks on Kaua‘i beginning Friday, June 28, 2019.These fees were approved by Governor Ige in December of 2015 and had previously been approved by the Board of Land and Natural Resources (BLNR) in 2010. A DLNR Division of State Parks analysis of parking and entry fees for large state parks frequented by visitors and commercial tours companies were identified as a source for critically needed operating funds.

(Kona)-Preparations have begun for lifeguards to be stationed at Kekaha Kai State Park, Manini‘ōwali Beach (Kua Bay) section and as a result the park will be opening later than usual on three days next week at 12:00 p.m. on Tuesday June 25, Wednesday June 26 and Friday June 28, 2019.

(Hilo) – Wailoa State Recreation Area in Hilo is unique among Hawai‘i State Parks given it’s one of a few parks in an urban setting, right on the edge of downtown Hilo. What also makes this beautiful park unusual, is the unique building which houses the Wailoa Center, which is the largest venue on Hawai‘i Island for showcasing the work of local artists.

(Hāʻena, Kaua‘i) – The eagerly anticipated reopening of Hāʻena State Park and the Nāpali Coast State Wilderness Park on June 17, 2019, also allows for the highly anticipated reopening of the Kalalau Trail.  Considered one of the most arduous and beautiful hikes in the world, the trail attracts thousands of global visitors who seek views of the spectacular Nāpali Coast, one of Hawai‘i’s most photographed and iconic vistas.

DEPARTMENT OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES News Release DAVID Y. IGE GOVERNOR SUZANNE D. CASE CHAIRPERSON For Immediate News Release: June 12, 2019 (Click on image to watch video) NEAR-REPEAT OF SACRED FALLS TRAGEDY HIGHLIGHTS CLOSED-TRAILS DANGERS DOCARE Officers Treat Injuries, Enforce & Educate on State Holiday   (Honolulu) – “15-seconds of terror,” is how ...
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(Hāʻena, Kaua‘i) – The clouds broke, and the rain stopped as 200 Hāʻena and Wainiha residents gathered next to a lo‘i in Hāʻena State Park on Kaua‘i’s north shore on Wednesday for a blessing called “Dawning of a New Day for Hāʻena.” The blessing, which included remarks from Governor David Ige, DLNR Chair Suzanne Case, local community members and a host of lawmakers and state leaders precedes the reopening of Kūhiō Highway and Hāʻena State Park, the gateway to the famed Kalalau Trail in the Nāpali Coast State Wilderness Park.

(Hilo) – The late Hawai‘i Island State Senator, Gilbert Kahele, was a champion for the stewardship and improvement of facilities at the formerly named Mauna Kea State Recreation Area; renamed Mauna Kea Recreation Area when management was transferred from the State of Hawai’i to the County of Hawai’i five years ago.

(Honolulu)-Children of all ages are invited to find their own outdoor adventures at the iconic Diamond Head State Monument, on Kids to Parks Day, Saturday May 18th from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.The event is included FREE with regular park admission, and includes activities such as, scavenger hunts, hula hoop and jump rope contests, relay races, and guided nature tours (scheduled at 9 a.m., 11 a.m., and 1 p.m.), and a bring-your-own-kite event. 

(Honolulu) – In the coming days and months it’s going to be hard to avoid the phrase, “Mālama Hawai‘i," when flying, staying in a hotel room, watching TV or enjoying the outdoors throughout the Hawaiian Islands. DLNR and the Hawai‘i Tourism Authority (HTA) have partnered to launch Mālama Hawai‘i, a comprehensive campaign designed to educate and remind visitors and kama‘āina about being respectful of the islands’ natural resources, protecting wildlife, and staying safe at all times while in Hawai‘i.

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