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West Hawai‘i State Parks to Close Early NY Eve

December 29, 2015, 9:50 AM HST
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Kua Bay 1.27.15 / Image: Rio Gulbransen

Kua Bay 1.27.15 / Image: Rio Gulbransen

The Department of Land and Natural Resources will close West Hawai‘i state parks at 5 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 31, 2015, New Year’s Eve. Parks closing early include Hapuna, Kiholo and Kekaha Kai (Mahaiula and Kua Bay sections).

“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 Chair Suzanne Case.

The parks will resume normal hours on Friday, Jan. 1, 2016. Kekaha Kai (Mahaiula and Kua Bay sections) will open at 8 a.m. and Hapuna and Wailea from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.


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