11/20/14 – Malaekahana State Recreation Area, Kahuku Section, Oahu, Is Closed Until Further Notice Due To Hazardous TreesPosted on Nov 20, 2014 in News Releases, State Parks
DEPARTMENT OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES
WILLIAM J. AILA JR,
For Immediate News Release November 20, 2014
IS CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE DUE TO HAZARDOUS TREES
HONOLULU — Today, William Aila, Chair of the Board of Land and Natural Resources announced that due to safety concerns, Malaekahana State Recreation Area, Kahuku section is closed until further notice, effective immediately.
The Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR), in consultation with the Friends of Malaekahana, has determined that due to recent tree falls in the Kahuku section camping area, public recreation and camping are currently unsafe.
Persons presently camping at the Kahuku section will be required to leave. These campers will have the option to move to the adjacent Malaekahana State Recreation Area, Kalanai Point section – at no additional charge.
DLNR will work with an arborist to assess which trees, if any, may warrant trimming or removal. Upon completion of the assessment, DLNR will initiate the recommended work immediately.
The Kalanai Point section will continue to be available for camping. Permits may be obtained via the Hawaii State Parks Website: hawaiistateparks.org Malaekahana Kalanai Point section is 0.6 miles north and Kahuku section is 1 mile north of Laie.
DLNR will also take this opportunity to complete additional improvements that will enhance the safety and enjoyment of the park. As work progresses, DLNR will issue periodic news releases to keep the public informed as to the anticipated re-opening date.
Public Information Specialist