Pohoiki & MacKenzie to Reopen

September 5, 2018, 8:16 PM HST (Updated September 6, 2018, 6:53 AM)
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Many Puna residents have missed going to some of their favorite beaches and parks since the Kīlauea eruption and lava flows overtook them or cut off access.

According to Rep. Joy San Buenaventura, the County of Hawai‘i is planning to open Pohoiki (Isaac Hale Beach Park) and MacKenzie State Park.

Aerial view of Pohoiki on Friday, Aug. 31, 2018. Click to enlarge. PC: USGS

Rep. San Buenaventura posted the following on Facebook:

“Although I was not mentioned, I was present at tonight’s meeting. Mo [Maurice] Messina of County Parks told me at that meeting that mayor has requested that parks open Pohoiki as soon as possible.

“Today [Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2018], I also contacted DLNR, who told me that as soon as they reinstall signs taken down and repair the composting toilets, MacKenzie Park will be officially reopened. Hopefully that will occur before the weekend.”

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