2021 SCORP Update
Hawaii hikers

Covid-19 Protocols: Wear a mask, maintain social distancing, and be respectful of others. Aloha, Hawaii State Parks


PARK UPDATES: 4/30/21 - [OAHU] - The Makapuu Lighthouse Trail and parking lot at Kaiwi State Scenic Shoreline will be CLOSED May 4th through May 7th (Tuesday-Thursday) from 7:00am to 11:00am for maintenance of the trail. Shoreline access will remain open along the Wawamalu/Sandy Beach area.


4/30/21 - [OAHU] -  Weather conditions have caused delays in the work at Waahila Ridge State Recreation Area and the park will remain CLOSED through May 28th, 2021. The park will technically be open on the weekends however the gate and parking lot will remain closed throughout the month. Weekdays the park will be completely closed.


4/26/21 - [OAHU] - The beach area of Ahupuaʻa o Kahana State Park is CLOSED beginning Wednesday, April 28, 2021 due to a potential treefall hazard.


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.


4/7/21 - [OAHU] - Kaena Point State Park - Vehicle Access Gate on the Mokuleia side (north shore) is OPEN. The Keawaula gate (west side) remains CLOSED but the park is OPEN.


3/29/21 - [KAUAI] - The Kalalau Trail reservation system is open again. Reservations are available 30-days in-advance. Park Entry and Parking reservations for morning and midday are available. Sunset-time reservations are currently not available.


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

2021 SCORP Update

The 2021 update of the Statewide Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan (SCORP) offers a timely opportunity to re-evaluate Hawaiʻi’s recreational needs and trends of statewide importance. With the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, increased participation in outdoor recreation, and local climate impacts, many of our outdoor recreation places and resources are undergoing significant changes. The SCORP seeks to align Hawaiʻi’s recreational priorities with actions to preserve and provide high-quality outdoor recreation opportunities in Hawaiʻi.

Scroll down to learn more about the SCORP and its potential to guide recreation planning in Hawaiʻi.

What is the SCORP?

Preparation of the SCORP every five years maintains Hawaiʻi’s eligibility to receive funds from the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF). The LWCF is a federal grant program administered by the National Park Service that assists states and local governments with the acquisition of recreational lands and the development and renovation of recreation facilities. The program is intended to create and maintain a nationwide legacy of high-quality recreation areas and facilities and to stimulate non-federal investments in the protection and maintenance of recreation resources across the country.

How to Participate

We want your input regarding the 2021 SCORP update. You can submit your input via our online survey at the link below. Before completing the survey, be sure to scroll through the storyboard above and check out the “How to Participate” info graphic below.











Online Survey

 2021 SCORP Survey (Click Link)

General Information Meetings

Join remotely for an informational meeting on Hawaiʻi’s Statewide Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan (SCORP). This meeting will include an overview of the SCORP, followed by opportunities for you and your family to ask questions and share your thoughts on outdoor recreation in Hawaiʻi.

Wednesday, April 7, 6:00-7:30 PM – Completed

Saturday, April 10, 9:00-10:30 AM – Completed

Island-Specific Discussions

Join us for a virtual discussion on how the SCORP can affect outdoor recreation on your island. The meetings will start with a brief presentation, followed by an opportunity to share your thoughts on outdoor recreation needs, issues, and trends specific to your island community.

Monday, April 12, 6:00-7:30 PM – Completed

Thursday, April 15, 6:00-7:30 PM – Completed

Monday, April 19, 6:00-7:30 PM – Completed

Tuesday, April 20, 6:00-7:30 PM – Completed

Wednesday, April 21, 6:00-7:30 PM- Completed



Join us for an in-depth discussion focused on priority issues that emerged over the course of our public engagement process.


How can the SCORP serve to address outdoor recreation issues unique to Hawaiʻi’s less populated island communities?

Saturday, May 22, 9:00-10:30 AM
Join the meeting: https://zoom.us/j/99931620429

How can the SCORP help guide community partnerships that support public stewardship of recreation resources?

Monday, May 24, 6:00-7:30 PM
Join the meeting: https://zoom.us/j/96502864470

How can the SCORP promote respectful use of recreation resources? What would a successful public education campaign for Hawaiʻi’s recreation resources look like?

Date & Time TBD
Please check back for more information!