County in Process of Reopening Open-Air Covered Play Courts
Hawai‘i County is in the process of reopening three open-air covered play courts, located in Pāhoa, Pana‘ewa, and Waimea.
The courts were closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. As the Parks and Recreation Department continues to evaluate reopening facilities in a safe manner, Parks and Rec Director Maurice Messina said, the department was moving forward with courts due to their open-air design.
The courts will be available for scheduled, organized recreation activities, and reservations are required. Unscheduled or walk-in uses will not be allowed until further notice.
“The Recreation Directors at each facility will work with the public on reservations, sanitization protocols, and return-to-play safety plans,” Messina said. “Safety of the public and staff is paramount, and we ask for patience as we continue to assess our reopening strategy in accordance with the Mayor’s COVID-19 Emergency Rule.”
Pana‘ewa Park’s and Pāhoa District Park’s covered play courts reopened April 5, 2021. Waimea District Park’s covered play court, which is currently being utilized as a Resilience Learning Hub, will reopen on Monday, May 3, 2021.
For more information, including dates and times of availability, call:
– Pāhoa District Park: 808-965-6348
– Pana‘ewa Park: 808-981-2646
– Waimea District Park: 808-887-1906