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2018 park closure schedule released

The Hawaii County Department of Parks and Recreation announces its 2018 park closure schedule.

Monthly closures are necessary to maintain and repair high-use parks without exposing park patrons to potential hazards associated with large-scale maintenance work.


‘Ahalanui Park

Located in Puna, the 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 first Wednesday of that month.

The closure dates are: Jan. 10, Feb. 14, March 14, April 11, May 9, June 13, July 11, Aug. 8, Sept. 12, Oct. 3 (first Wednesday because of schools’ fall break), Nov. 14 and Dec. 12.

Isaac Kepo‘okalani Hale Beach Park

Located in Puna, the beach park will be closed on the third Thursday 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: Jan. 18, Feb. 15, March 15, April 19, May 17, June 21, July 19, Aug. 16, Sept. 20, Oct. 18, Nov. 15 and Dec. 20.

Kahalu‘u Beach Park

Located in North Kona, the beach park will be closed until 10 a.m. on the first or second Tuesday of each month.

The closure dates are: Jan. 9, Feb. 6, March 6, April 10, May 8, June 5, July 10, Aug. 7, Sept. 4, Oct. 16, Nov. 6 and Dec. 4

Spencer Park at ‘Ohai‘ula Beach

Located in South Kohala, the park will be closed all day on the following dates:


Jan. 10-11, Feb. 7-8, March 14-15, April 11-12, May 15-17, June (no scheduled closures), July (no scheduled closures), August (no scheduled closures), Sept. 11-13, Oct. 17-18, Nov. 14-15 and Dec. 12-13

For more information, contact Parks and Recreation at 961-8311 or