Video by David Corrigan, voice of Tim Bryan
The South Kona community met with consultants and state officials over the weekend to discuss the future of Kealakekua Bay State Park.
The Department of Land and Natural Resources is seeking input on possible alternatives for a new Master Plan for the popular park.
The updated plan will serve as a guide for the long-term use and management of Kealakekua Bay.
The state says the Master Pan is needed to better manage park visitors and resources at both Napoopoo and Ka’awaloa, which are located on either side of Kealakekua Bay.
Some of the residents in attendance objected to the format of the meeting, while others took full advantage of the opportunity to get “hands on” in shaping the plan.