State Parks

DEPARTMENT OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES News Release DAVID Y. IGE GOVERNOR SUZANNE D. CASE CHAIRPERSON   For Immediate News Release: October 7, 2020   NEW FEES GO INTO EFFECT AT HAWAIʻI STATE PARKS ON FRIDAY Diamond Head State Monument Entry Now Free to Hawaiʻi Residents (HONOLULU) – As of October 9, out-of-state residents and ...
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DEPARTMENT OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES News Release DAVID Y. IGE GOVERNOR SUZANNE D. CASE CHAIRPERSON   For Immediate News Release: October 6, 2020   THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS OF DAMAGE DONE TO SIGN AT KAIWI STATE SCENIC SHORELINE  Latest Vandalism Could Lead to Park Entrance Restrictions    (HONOLULU) – A $20,000 moveable, digital sign located ...
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(HONOLULU) -In an effort to avoid confusion and to mirror City and County of Honolulu emergency orders, DLNR is allowing larger groups of people in State Parks that are currently open, on State beaches, and on State trails beginning on Thursday, Sept. 24th. As with the city rules, groups on State lands are limited to five people or less and both the State and the County encourage continued use of safe practices.

(Honolulu) – To mirror the County of Hawaiʻiʻs latest Emergency Order closing all county beach parks, the DLNR Division of State Parks is also continuing the closures of all Big Island coastal and beach park areas that has been effective since Friday, September 4 continuing through September 30. This effort is aimed at preventing large unauthorized gatherings and suppressing the increasing spread of COVID-19. At all affected parks, gates will remain locked and parking lots will be closed.   

(Honolulu) – The DLNR Division of State Parks (DSP) is preparing for the reopening of Polihale State Park on Kaua‘i, although no firm date has yet been set. Due to overuse and abuse, the popular beach and camping area was shut down. One weekend, an estimated 1,000 people camped illegally. Reopening will likely happen within weeks, however, if park users do not comply with park rules, it will be closed again. 

(Honolulu) – State Parks, beaches and Nā Ala Hele trails on O‘ahu that were closed in August due to Covid-19 control measures reopen on Thursday, Sept. 10, 2020 with the same set of restrictions announced this afternoon in Mayor Kirk Caldwell’s Emergency Order 2020-26. 

(Honolulu) – At the request of Mayor Harry Kim and to mirror the County of Hawaiʻiʻs latest Emergency Order, closing all county beach parks, the DLNR Division of State Parks is closing all Big Island coastal and beach park areas effective this Friday, September 4 continuing through September 18. This effort is aimed at preventing large unauthorized gatherings and suppressing the increasing spread of COVID-19, particularly during the upcoming Labor Day holiday weekend. At all affected parks, gates will remain locked and parking lots will be closed.  

(Kona) - Last week, the DLNR Divisions of Aquatic Resources (DAR), State Parks (SP), the Hawai‘i Wildlife Fund, local businesses, and members of the community, conducted two separate marine debris cleanups in West Hawai‘i.

DEPARTMENT OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES News Release DAVID Y. IGE GOVERNOR SUZANNE D. CASE CHAIRPERSON   For Immediate News Release: August 14, 2020   TEMPORARY SUSPENSION OF CONSTRUCTION OF THE HANAKĀPĪ’AI BRIDGE PROJECT  Interference Has Created Unsafe Work Conditions  (Honolulu) – Following the death of a hiker and subsequent rescue of 121 flood-stranded people ...
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DEPARTMENT OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES News Release DAVID Y. IGE GOVERNOR SUZANNE D. CASE CHAIRPERSON   For Immediate News Release: August 12, 2020   KAPA‘A WOMAN CITED FOR RECKLESS DRIVING IN KŌKEʻE STATE PARK  (Līhuʻe) – Eyewitness reports from DLNR Division of State Parks employees and social media postings reporting hazardous driving at Kōkeʻe State Park ...
Read More 8/12/20-KAPA‘A WOMAN CITED FOR RECKLESS DRIVING IN KŌKEʻE STATE PARK 

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