Updated COVID-19 Closure info for DOFAW resources on O’ahu, 9/8/20

Posted on Sep 8, 2020 in Alert, Announcements, Camping Closure, Main, Trail Closure

Note: the information below is now superseded by a 9/23/20 update: https://dlnr.hawaii.gov/dofaw/main/covidupdate92320/

Effective September 10 through 23, 2020: Based on the latest guidance from the City and County of Honolulu and the State of Hawai‘i, trails, beaches, and sandbars on O‘ahu managed by the DLNR Division of Forestry and Wildlife are no longer closed due to COVID-19, provided that the conditions below are followed. Trails may still be closed due to other reasons, so be sure to check https://hawaiitrails.hawaii.gov/trails/#/ for up-to-date information on trails you may be interested in. 

The relevant section from the recent announcement is summarized below. For the official order, visit the City & County of Honolulu website on COVID-19.

ORDER NO. 2020-26
12:00 a.m. on September 10, 2020 and shall continue in force and effect through September 23, 2020

Order 6: Re-opening of City Parks and State Parks/Trails

City and County of Honolulu parks and botanical gardens (“City Parks”) and State of Hawai’i parks and trails within the City (“State Parks/Trails”), are re-opened for limited use as set forth below:

  1. Individuals may engage in any lawful activity (e.g., walking, running, biking. sitting, fishing, etc.), but only by oneself. No group use or group activities are allowed.
  2. Shooting and archery ranges may remain open as determined by the City’s Department of Parks and Recreation.
  3. Bicycle paths and designated community garden plots shall be open, but basketball and tennis courts, swimming pools, and playgrounds shall remain closed.
  4. Parking lots of City Parks and State Parks/Trails shall generally be open to allow individuals to engage in permitted activities as described in Orders 6 and 7.
  5. State Parks/Trails are re-opened for the above limited use as announced by the State Department of Land and Natural Resources consistent with this Amended Second Stay At Home / Work From Home Order and Governor Ige’s approval of  this Order.

Order 7: Re-opening of Beaches

Consistent with Governor David Y. Ige’s COVID-19 related proclamations and approval of this Order, all beaches and sand bars within the City are re-opened for limited use as set forth below:

  1. Individuals may engage in any lawful activity (e.g., walking, running, sitting, fishing, etc.) on the beach, but only by oneself. No group use or group activities are allowed.
  2. All other State or City restrictions related to COVID-19 must be followed, including, but not limited to, any applicable quarantine restrictions.
  3. Beaches are re-opened for the above limited use as announced by the State Department of Land and Natural Resources consistent with this Amended Second Stay At Home /Work From Home Order and Governor Ige’s approval of this Order.