HONAUNAU, Hawaii – All areas of Pu‘uhonua o Hōnaunau National Historical Park are now open, following a few days of closures due to damage from high surf.
“Mahalo to the Maintenance and Resource Management Field Crews, for your hard work on getting the closed areas assessed and cleaned,” the park posted to its Facebook page today.
Parts of Kona are recovering from the big waves that washed over West Hawaii shores during the recent High Surf Warning event. The Pu‘uhonua area of the national park had to be closed while assessments and cleanup work got underway. Yesterday, the Picnic Area was reopened.
“Mahalo nui for your understanding and support,” wrote park officials in a media release, “as we ensure protection of archaeological sites and visitor safety.”