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Hapuna Improvements Topic of Community Meeting

October 27, 2015, 2:13 PM HST
* Updated October 27, 2:20 PM
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Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area may soon undergo improvements to various park areas, including structural improvements, roadway, changes and various other improvements.

A community meeting is scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 29 between 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. at the park’s mauka dining hall.

Representatives from the Department of Land and Natural Resources Division of State Parks will be present to learn the community’s thoughts, concerns, and issues related to the following:

Park improvements: Including the improvement of existing facilities in the makai and mauka sections of the park. The improvements are currently in the design stage.

Obtaining Old Puako Road from the County of Hawai‘i since the it bisects through the park, and obtaining this property will allow for security and safety measures and appropriate roadway improvements to be implemented by State Parks.

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Future directions and improvements at the park.

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DLNR officials say future renovations of the park will include the installation of photo voltaic panels on the makai comfort stations and mauka comforts and dining hall. This will supplement the energy cost at these facilities. Renovations of the mauka structures, include the A-frame comfort station and dining hall, will be repaired with new fixtures, floor repairs, shower replacements, accessible spaces, and new plumbing lines in the comfort station, as well as new appliances, new pantry storage, new countertops and sink, drainage improvements, a new wind screen, new barbecue, new lighting, and accessible space improvements for dining tables.

Parking improvements were made in 2013, which includes both the Hapuna Beach and Waialea sections.

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