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Kona Community Aquatic Center scheduled to reopen Tuesday (Oct 22)

MEDIA RELEASE The Hawai‘i County Department of Parks and Recreation announces the Kona Community Aquatic Center (KCAC) will reopen on October 22, 2019.  The pool wasclosed due to equipment failure in the pool’s filter system.   KCAC will be open seven days a week and will operate on the following schedule: ​Mon – Fri:​Session 1:  6:15 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. ​​​Session 2:  2:00 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. […]

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Charles “Sparky” Kawamoto Swim Stadium temporary revised schedule

MEDIA RELEASE Effective Sunday, October 13, 2019, the Charles “Sparky” Kawamoto Swim Stadium in Hilo will operate on a temporary revised schedule as follows: Mon thru Fri: 9:00 a.m. – 7:10 p.m. Closed 1:30 – 3:00 for lunch and maintenance Sat: 8:30 a.m. – 4:10 p.m.Closed 11:30 – 1:00 for lunch and maintenance Sun: Closed […]

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American Red Cross Lifeguard Training Course to be held at NAS Swimming Pool October 7-11, 2019

MEDIA RELEASE The Department of Parks and Recreation, Aquatics Section, will be offering an American Red Cross Lifeguard Training Course at the NAS Pool from October 7- 11, 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.  The course fee is $75. Participants are required to pre-register and pass a prerequisite test. To schedule the prerequisite test, please contact […]

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Free Surf Camp for keiki with disabilities to be held at Richardson Ocean Park

The Hawai‘i County Department of Parks and Recreation announces that the Surfers Healing Camp for children with disabilities will be held on Saturday, November 30, 2019, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Richardson Ocean Park in Hilo. This free camp will provide keiki the unique opportunity to surf one-on-one with professionals.

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Kohala Pool temporary closure Wed-Fri (Sept 25-27)

The Department of Parks and Recreation announces the Kohala Pool will be temporarily closed from September 25, 2019 to September 27, 2019. During this closure, three stadium light poles that have become a safety hazard will be removed.

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Registration for boxing invitational opens

MEDIA RELEASE On, (June 1), the Hawaiʻi Police Activities League, in partnership with the Hawaiʻi International Boxing Club, will be holding a boxing invitational at the Panaʻewa Park Gymnasium in Hilo, 100 Ohuohu Street. Coaches who are interested in entering athletes who are registered with USA Boxing and are ages 8-17, contact Officer Kaeo Drummondo […]

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HI-PAL boxing invitational Saturday (April 13)

HI-PAL-Boxing Invitational MEDIA RELEASE Hawaiʻi Police Activity League, (HI-PAL), in cooperation with Yeshua Boxing Club will be holding a boxing invitational event for children ages 8-17 on Saturday, (April 13), at the Sure Foundation Church grounds located at 16-1593 Pohaku Circle in Keaʻau. Weigh-ins start at 9 a.m. with boxing matches beginning at 6 p.m. […]

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Queen Lili‘uokalani Long Distance Canoe Race

Queen Lili‘uokalani Long Distance Canoe Race to be held August 29-September 2, 2019

The world’s largest canoe race starts paddling Thursday, August 29 through Monday, September 2, 2019. The Queen’s Race signature 18-mile long distance race is set for Saturday, August 31, 2019

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Results of the 2019 HIPA Championships – Yamagata Challenge

By Jane Bockus | Special to Hawaii 24/7 Overall results of Saturday (April 6) 2019 HIPA (Hawaii Island Paddlesports Association) Championships – the Yamagata Challenge. Starting and finishing at Honokohau Harbor, and held in West Hawaii waters, the short course was 10 miles and long course 14 miles. The Yamagata Ohana provided a challenging race […]

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Results of East Hawaii Challenge canoe races Saturday (March 23)

By Jane Bockus | Special to Hawaii 24/7 Conditions were rough for the East Hawaii Challenge Saturday, March 23, 2019. The ocean was so rough the original start line at Richardson’s Beach Park in Keaukaha had to be moved to Hilo Bayfront. The high surf prevented the launching of canoes at Richardsons. It was a […]

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Waikoloa Lions Club annual golf tournament April 27, 2019

Waikoloa Lions Club invites all golfers to bring a friend and join in their Annual Golf Tournament on Saturday, April 27 at Waikoloa Golf Course. A two-person scramble, the tournament begins with registration at 7 a.m. and first tee off at 8 a.m. Mulligans are optional.

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Results of the 8th Annual Kauikeaouli Challenge Race Sunday (March 17)

Results of the Sunday (March 17) 8th Annual Kauikeaouli Challenge Race for Recreational Paddlers, held at Keauhou. The short course paddlers went a total of 3+ miles from Keauhou to Ma‘ihi Bay, while those with more experience paddled 6+ miles to Keikiwaha. Both courses finished back at Keauhou Bay. Awards presentation and brunch for all […]

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Results of the HIPA Kuuipo Canoe Races in Kona Saturday (March 16)

Results of the Hawaii Island Paddlesports Association (HIPA) canoe races for OC-1, OC-2, V-1 Rudderless canoes. The 10-mile long course started outside Honokohau Harbor and finished inside Keauhou Bay, while the 6-mile short course ran from outside Keauhou to turn at Lyman’s Bay and returned to the finish line inside Keauhou Bay.

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Results of the Freddie Berengue Ohana Wa‘a Race Saturday (March 9)

Second Annual Freddie Berengue Memorial Race. The 10-mile course was paddled from Kekaha Kai State Park at Mahaiula to the finish line inside Honokohau Harbor, where awards and a delicious lunch was provided at the Hawaii Island Paddlesports Association (HIPA) halau for the paddlers, the Officials, and their assistants.

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