State Parks

(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 

DEPARTMENT OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES News Release DAVID Y. IGE GOVERNOR SUZANNE D. CASE CHAIRPERSON   For Immediate News Release: August 9, 2020   GOOD NEWS FROM THE FIELD – PEOPLE COMPLYING WITH STATE PARKS CLOSURES    (Honolulu) – On the first day of closures of all State Parks and beaches on O‘ahu, officers ...
Read More 8/9/20-GOOD NEWS FROM THE FIELD – PEOPLE COMPLYING WITH STATE PARKS CLOSURES 

DEPARTMENT OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES News Release DAVID Y. IGE GOVERNOR SUZANNE D. CASE CHAIRPERSON   For Immediate News Release: August 6, 2020   ALL STATE PARKS ON O‘AHU CLOSING EFFECTIVE FRIDAY AT MIDNIGHT Closure Plan Mirrors C&C Act with Care – Do Not Gather Order (Honolulu) – Large, unauthorized gatherings, social crowding, and ...
Read More 8/6/20-ALL STATE PARKS ON O‘AHU CLOSING EFFECTIVE FRIDAY AT MIDNIGHT

DEPARTMENT OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES News Release DAVID Y. IGE GOVERNOR SUZANNE D. CASE CHAIRPERSON   For Immediate News Release: July 28, 2020   PEOPLE BEHAVING BADLY LEADS TO CLOSURE OF POLIHALE STATE PARK Kauaʻi Park is  First Casualty of Bad Behavior Under COVID-19 Rules    (Honolulu) – Egregious behavior and overuse has prompted the DLNR ...
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(Honolulu) – Numerous Hawai‘i State Parks and park activities are being closed until after Tropical Cyclone Douglas has cleared the state.  Closures and details are as follows: 

DEPARTMENT OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES News Release DAVID Y. IGE GOVERNOR SUZANNE D. CASE CHAIRPERSON For Immediate News Release: June 29, 2020 PLUM HARVEST TO BEGIN AT KŌKE‘E STATE PARK (LĪHU‘E) — The annual plum harvest begins Saturday, July 4 at Kōke‘e State Park on Kaua‘i. Permits to harvest will be available, as it ...
Read More 06/29/20-PLUM HARVEST TO BEGIN AT KŌKE‘E STATE PARK

DEPARTMENT OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES News Release DAVID Y. IGE GOVERNOR SUZANNE D. CASE CHAIRPERSON For Immediate News Release: June 26, 2020 EARLY CLOSURES FOR WEST HAWAI’I STATE PARKS ON 4TH OF JULY (KAILUA-KONA) — Several West Hawai’i state parks will experience early closures on Independence Day. The DLNR Division of State Parks will ...
Read More 06/26/20-EARLY CLOSURES FOR WEST HAWAI’I STATE PARKS ON 4TH OF JULY