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Little fire ant treatments scheduled for county parks


As part of its ongoing efforts to control little fire ants at public recreational sites, the county Department of Parks and Recreation has scheduled treatments at the following parks:

* Waiakeawaena Park in Hilo on Wednesday, Oct. 8

* Naalehu Park on Thursday, Oct. 9

* Waiakea-Uka Park and Stanley Costales Waiakea-Uka Gym in Hilo on Monday, Oct. 13

* Machado Acres Park in Hilo on Tuesday, Oct. 14

• Ainaola Park in Hilo on Wednesday, Oct. 15

• Ainako Park in Hilo on Thursday, Oct. 16

• Hakalau Veterans Park on Thursday, Oct. 16

Weather permitting, the parks scheduled for treatment will be closed in the early morning hours.

Signs will be posted informing park patrons of the closure times.

The Department of Parks and Recreation thanks park users and the general public for their patience and understanding while it works to control this invasive species.

For further information, contact Jason Armstrong, Public Information Officer, at 961-8311 or

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