Parking at Rainbow Falls Got Tighter Monday
HILO – A project to improve the accessible passenger loading zone for buses parking at the popular section at Wailuku River State Park park got underway this week.
The Department of Land and Natural Resources says improvements will include relocating the loading zone away from vehicular flow and a more durable concrete pad. This project will allow those with disabilities a safer, properly designed access to the Rainbow Falls lookout area.
Contractor Ludwig Construction is doing the work at a cost is $87,600. The project will take 180-days to complete.
We ask the public’s assistance and understanding. Safety will be of our utmost concern in directing vehicles to parking locations and limiting parking. We will also be notifying the local tour operators so they can plan accordingly.”DLNR State Parks director Dan Quinn
And that may not be the only change on the horizon for the Rainbow Falls parking area.
This Friday the Board of Land and Natural Resources will vote on whether or not to authorize an invitation for bids to run concession stands at numerous state parks; Rainbow Falls being one of them. The winner be allowed to sell food, beverage and gift items at the location.