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Closure schedule announced for select Hawai‘i County parks in 2017

MEDIA RELEASE

The Hawai‘i County Department of Parks and Recreation announces its 2017 closure schedule for ‘Āhalanui Park, Isaac Kepo‘okalani Hale Beach Park, Kahalu‘u Beach Park and Spencer Park at ‘Ōhai‘ula Beach. Monthly closures are necessary to maintain and repair high-use parks without exposing park patrons to potential hazards associated with large-scale maintenance work.

‘Āhalanui Park
Located in Puna, ‘Āhalanui Park will be closed between 6 a.m. and 1 p.m. on the second Wednesday of each month, with the exception of the October closure, which will occur on the third Wednesday of that month. The closure dates are:

January 11
February 8
March 8
April 12
May 10
June 14
July 12
August 9
September 13
October 18 (third Wednesday due to schools’ Fall Break)
November 8
December 13

Isaac Kepo‘okalani Hale Beach Park
Located in Puna, Isaac Kepo‘okalani Hale Beach Park will be closed on the third Wednesday of each month and reopened at 1 p.m. on the following day. Overnight camping permits will not be issued for the night before each closure date. The closure dates are:

January 18
February 15
March 15
April 19
May 17
June 21
July 19
August 16
September 20
October 18
November 15
December 20

Kahalu‘u Beach Park
Located in North Kona, Kahalu‘u Beach Park will be closed until 10 a.m. on the first or second Tuesday of each month. The closure dates are:

January 10
February 7
March 7
April 4
May 2
June 6
July 11
August 1
September 5
October 3
November 7
December 5

Spencer Park
Located in South Kohala, Spencer Park at ‘Ōhai‘ula Beach will be closed all day on the following dates:

January 11-12
February 8-9
March 8-9
April 12-13
May 9-11
June – No scheduled closures
July – No scheduled closures
August – No scheduled closures
September 12-14
October 11-12
November 8-9
December 13-14

The Department of Parks and Recreation thanks the public for its understanding and cooperation during these temporary closures.

For more information, please contact Jason Armstrong, Public Information Officer, at 961-8311 or Jason.Armstrong@hawaiicounty.g….

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