Rodeo arena to be closed for improvements

The Panaewa Equestrian Center Rodeo Arena will be closed from Sept. 2 until early December to complete restoration work at the facility.

County Department of Parks and Recreation staff will be removing all of the compacted dirt and material from inside the arena, which is not draining properly, and replace it with drain material and red cinder. The red cinder base is solid, and when it rains the arena will be able to drain quickly while retaining the surface.

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This red cinder base also will assist with the mitigation of dust being released beyond the facility’s property lines.

The red cinder method was successfully used this year at the Honokaa Rodeo Arena, and all feedback from arena users has been positive.

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The department thanks for the public for its patience during the facility upgrade and closure.

For more information, call 961-8311.

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