(BIVN) – Three popular West Hawaiʻi State Parks will close early on New Years Eve, state officials say.
The Hawaiʻi Department of Land and Natural Resources is reminding the public that Hāpuna, Kīholo and Kekaha Kai (Mahai’ula and Kua Bay sections) will close early at 5 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 31, 2018.
“We are closing the parks early to discourage use of fireworks, which are prohibited in state parks, and to protect the public and natural resources of the area,” said DLNR Chairperson Suzanne Case in a media release issued Friday.
Hawaiʻi DLNR says the parks will resume normal hours on Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019. Kekaha Kai State Park will open at 8 a.m. and Hāpuna and Waialea from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
by Big Island Video News
HAWAIʻI ISLAND - The popular Kua Bay is among the Kona-side parks that will close early, just hours before 2019 begins.