Kukuihaele Park Closed for Construction

August 18, 2016, 1:15 PM HST
* Updated August 18, 1:18 PM
Listen to this Article
1 minute
Loading Audio...

Map location of Kukuihaele Park. Image from County of Hawai'i Draft Environmental Assessment.

Map location of Kukuihaele Park. Image from County of Hawai’i Draft Environmental Assessment.

The County of Hawai‘i Department of Parks and Recreation has temporarily closed Kukuihaele Park effective immediately and continuing through completion of construction activities, currently anticipated to be in April of 2017.

The project will improve and enhance the recreational facilities provided at this rural park for the benefit of area youth, residents and the entire island community.

In addition to replacing the existing outdoor basketball court and upgrading the sports field, the county is investing in a new pavilion and restroom facility to support community gatherings, a new walking path to promote healthy living, and amenities such as picnic tables, onsite parking, safety improvements and enhanced landscaping.

The general contractor has fenced off the entire perimeter of the park for public safety, and the county respectfully requests the public’s assistance in honoring the contractor’s worksite and ongoing construction operations.

The Department of Parks and Recreation thanks park users and the general public for their understanding and patience while it works to improve Kukuihaele Park.


For more information,  contact Public Information Office Jason Armstrong at 961-8311 or [email protected].

Subscribe to our Newsletter

Stay in-the-know with daily or weekly
headlines delivered straight to your inbox.
Mahalo for Subscribing


This comments section is a public community forum for the purpose of free expression. Although Big Island Now encourages respectful communication only, some content may be considered offensive. Please view at your own discretion. View Comments