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State parks in West Hawaii to close early for New Year’s Eve


The Department of Land and Natural Resources is reminding the public that West Hawai‘i state parks will close early at 5 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 31, 2015, New Year’s Eve. Parks closing early include Hapuna, Kiholo and Kekaha Kai (Mahaiula and Kua Bay sections).

“We are closing the parks early to discourage use of fireworks, which are prohibited in state parks, and to protect the public and natural resources of the area,” said DLNR Chairperson Suzanne Case.

The parks will resume normal hours on Friday, Jan. 1, 2016 – Kekaha Kai (Mahaiula and Kua Bay sections) will open at 8 a.m. and Hapuna and Wailea from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

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