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**IMPORTANT PARK NOTICES**

Monitor local surf and weather reports prior to your park visit.

[O’AHU] UPDATED 5/24/24 –  Ka’ena Point State Park, Mokuleʻia Section: Vehicle access road has REOPENED.

[HAWAI’I] UPDATED 5/13/24 – Akaka Falls State Park to Temporarily CLOSE Weekdays Starting May 15, see Akaka Falls announcement for more information.

[HAWAIʻI] UPDATED 5/13/24 – Wailuku River State Park: Rainbow Falls; tree trimming starts today until 6/7/24, the park will remain OPEN but some areas may be temporarily closed due to safety.

[KAUAʻI] UPDATED 4/30/24 – Kōkeʻe State Park: Kalalau lookout restroom is CLOSED until further notice.

[KAUAʻI] UPDATED 4/26/24 –Kalalau Trail, Nāpali Coast State Wilderness Park: Camping permits held back for local residents during summer, see Kalalau Trail site for more information.

[KAUAʻI] UPDATED 3/18/24 – Kōkeʻe State Park: The gate to Puʻu O Kila Lookout will be closed to vehicular traffic due to road repairs beginning 3/19/24. The lookout will still be accessible by pedestrians, parking is available at Kalalau lookout.

AKAKA FALLS STATE PARK TO TEMPORARILY CLOSE WEEKDAYS STARTING MAY 15

Posted on May 13, 2024
JOSH GREEN, M.D.
GOVERNOR
DAWN CHANG
CHAIRPERSON

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

May 13, 2024

AKAKA FALLS STATE PARK TO TEMPORARILY CLOSE WEEKDAYS STARTING MAY 15

(HILO, HAWAIʻI) – Starting on Wednesday, Akaka Falls State Park on Hawaiʻi Island will temporarily close on weekdays to undergo rockfall mitigation work. The DLNR Division of State Parks has contracted Prometheus Construction for the project, which is expected to run through the end of the month.

The scope of work will consist of rock slope scaling, installation of anchored wire mesh and the application of shotcrete (concrete applied via a nozzle using high-velocity projection) to the hillside. The construction zone will be limited to the hillside between the parking lot and the pedestrian walkway below. The park will be open on weekends and holidays throughout the construction period.

The estimated project cost is $1.3 million.

 

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