Honaunau Rodeo Area Reconstruction to Break Ground

January 25, 2016, 12:42 PM HST
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Google Earth image of the Honaunau Rodeo Arena.

Google Earth image of the Honaunau Rodeo Arena.

Ground will break on the reconstruction of the Honaunau Rodeo Area on Feb. 5.

The entire rodeo arena will be reconstructed under a $5.1 million investment from Hawai’i County Mayor Billy Kenoi and the Department of Parks and Recreation and will include a 2,000-square foot pavilion with a concession area.

County Councilwoman Maile David strongly supported the reconstruction of the facility.

Additional construction of a new comfort station, judges’ stand, covered spectator stands, and paved parking stalls are set to take place and new panels, pens, and infill material will also be installed.

The new pavilion will not only support rodeo events, but also provide South Kona residents a space to hold public meetings, private parties, and serve other community functions.


A completely rebuilt water system will include new water spigots that will be made available for public use, and the entire facility will be made ADA-compliant.


Isemoto Contracting Co. Ltd. is expected to finish the arena reconstruction by October 2016.

Mayor Kenoi, Councilwoman David, and other dignitaries will be present for the public groundbreaking, slated to take place at 3 p.m.

The ceremony will be held at the rodeo arena, located at 84-5134 Honaunau Road, about halfway between the Honaunau Post Office and the Pu‘uhonua O Honaunau National Historic Park.

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