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Covid-19 Protocols: Please wear a mask when indoors and in groups, maintain social distancing, and be respectful of others. Aloha, Hawaii State Parks

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PARK UPDATES: 1/4/22 - [KAUAI] - The Kalalau Trail is OPEN. Stay safe.  Aloha.

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01/18/22 - [OAHU] - The vehicular access gate for the Mokuleia Section of Kaena Point State Park is CLOSED due to heavy ponding and poor road conditions. We will continue to assess the conditions and update accordingly.

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12/21/21 - [MAUI] - Kaumahina State Wayside on the road to Hana is temporarily CLOSED until further notice due to staff shortage.

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11/5/21 - [OAHU] - The gate at the Keawaula Section of Kaena Point State Park is now OPEN on weekends from 7am to 7pm.

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4/19/21 - [ALL ISLANDS] - Entrance AND parking fees are now required for non-residents at several parks across the islands including: [KAUAI] Haena, Kokee, Waimea Canyon, [OAHU] Diamond Head, Nuuanu Pali, [MAUI] Iao Valley, Makena, Waianapanapa, and [HAWAII] Akaka Falls, Hapuna Beach.  Non-resident visitors will be required to pay for both entry and parking.

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3/1/21 - [MAUI] - Waianapanapa State Park - Entry and Parking Reservations are now required for all non-residents. For reservations go to www.gowaianapanapa.com

PUBLIC PARTICIPATION SOUGHT ON THE DIAMOND HEAD STATE MONUMENT PROPOSED IMPLEMENTATION PLAN

Posted on Dec 21, 2018

Diamond Head (Lē‘ahi) is one of Hawaii’s most iconic geological features and a significant natural, cultural, historical, and recreational resource, hosting over 1 milliion visitors per year. The Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR), Division of State Parks (Hawaii State Parks), has the opportunity to improve and diversify the visitor’s experience and recreational opportunities with Diamond Head State Monument.  The State Department of Defense (State DOD) is transferring areas currently closed to the public inside and outside Diamond Head crater to Hawaii State Parks for public use.  This transfer of previously closed areas will allow the Department to implement access, safety enhancements and improvements identified in the 2003 Diamond Head State Master Plan Update. 

 

The Department is proposing improvements to the Diamond Head State Monument in an effort to improve pedestrian safety and enhance the visitor experience in and around the crater. One of the first phases of this transfer proposes to open the Kapahulu Tunnel and the adjacent historic structure of Battery Harlow to pedestrian traffic as the sole pedestrian (vehicle free) entrance into Diamond Head crater.  The Department seeks your participation in this planning process.  Your input is valued, and we would love to hear from you!

 

Hawaii State Parks is starting the new year off with two giveaways each day from Monday, December 24, 2018 through January 14th, 2019. Participating is easy. Enter by visiting the link to our story map below for a chance to win FREE merchandise from the Diamond Head Visitor Center! PBR Hawai‘i will contact the winner via email for delivery of the merchandise. To learn more, visit http://arcg.is/11miOi.