Roth proposes charging tourists to visit beach parks, zoo

  • A monkey greets visitors at the Panaewa Rainforest Zoo (Nancy Cook Lauer/West Hawaii Today)

  • Charging tourists to visit county beach parks such as Kahalu‘u Beach is being considered as a potential way to help pay for facilities. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)

  • Charging tourists to visit county beach parks such as Kahalu‘u Beach is being considered as a potential way to help pay for facilities. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)

Charging tourists to visit county beach parks and the zoo is being considered as a potential way to help pay for facilities, Mayor Mitch Roth said.