COVID-19 confusion: County parks being evaluated for reopening

County Parks and Recreation maintenance employees did not practice social distancing at this March 23 meeting at Hilo Parks maintenance baseyard. Photo provided by Hamakua Councilwoman Valerie Poindexter, who said it was sent to her by an employee at the meeting.

A couple ignores the park closed sign at Pahoehoe Beach Park on Friday. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)

A sign at the Kona Community Aquatic Center and Kekuaokalani Gym indicates the closure of all county parks on Friday. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)

A man and his dog look over the empty Liliʻuokalani Park and Gardens in Hilo on Friday. (Kelsey Walling/Tribune-Herald)

All county parks and park facilities are closed. Except for the Hilo Municipal Golf Course.