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‘Anaeho‘omalu Closes for Fish Pond Construction

August 7, 2016, 9:00 AM HST
* Updated August 7, 9:23 AM
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‘Anaeho‘omalu Bay. Courtesy photo.

‘Anaeho‘omalu Bay. Courtesy photo.

The Waikoloa Beach Association announced a temporary closure of the public parking lot and a portion of the beach at ‘Anaeho‘omalu Bay in order to replace the rock walls at Ku‘uali‘i Fishpond.

The work will take place Monday through Friday, beginning Aug. 8, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., with at least a seven-day continuous partial closure.

Ku‘uali‘i Fishpond was damaged during the 2011 tsunami. The repair project, a complete re-build of the rock wall fronting the fishpond, is set to begin in early August with an estimated construction time of eight to 10 weeks.

During this time, temporary public beach parking and beach access will be provided at the North Kolea Beach parking lot.

Parking will be on a first-come, first-served basis with parking for no more than 46 vehicles available at any one time. No overflow area is available.

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At ‘Anaeho‘omalu, the comfort stations near the showers and canoe hale will be open for beach-goers, and can be accessed from the north end of the beach, via the trail behind the fishpond.

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For public safety, the oceanside of the fishpond will remain closed during the project.

For employees and patrons of Lava Lava Beach Club, controlled access will be provided via the normal Ku‘uali‘i Place Beach public access roadway.

Waikoloa Beach Association plans to reopen the large parking lot at ‘Anaeho‘omalu when the repair project is completed.

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