West Hawai‘i State Parks to Close Early on New Year’s Eve

December 30, 2018, 5:00 PM HST
* Updated December 28, 4:59 PM

West Hawai‘i State Parks will close early at 5 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 31, 2018, New Year’s Eve, according to the Hawai‘i Department of Land and Natural Resources.

Parks closing early include Hāpuna, Kīholo and Kekaha Kai (Mahai’ula 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 Chairperson Suzanne Case.

The parks will resume normal hours on Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019. Kekaha Kai (Mahai’ula and Kua Bay sections) will open at 8 a.m. and Hāpuna and Waialea from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.


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


Get a quick summary of what’s happening on the Big Island with our daily & weekly email of news highlights.