James Kealoha Beach Park in Keaukaha to Be Closed
The county is notifying the public that a Hilo beach park will be closed this week, and a new parking system will be in place upon its reopening.
The Department of Parks and Recreation announces that James Kealoha Beach Park in Keaukaha will be closed from Aug. 8-12 for repaving of the park’s roadway and parking areas, weather permitting. Every effort will be made to avoid delays in reopening the park.
The park’s one-way traffic pattern will be re-established upon reopening, coupled with a new system of reverse angled parking throughout the park. Reverse angled parking requires all vehicles to be backed into marked stalls and is being implemented to complement the one-way traffic pattern, enhance the safe maneuvering of vehicles in and out of parking stalls and for increased safety of people loading/unloading their vehicles, as well as those using the park.
Signs will be placed throughout the park to advise park users about the proper use of parking stalls and to identify areas where parking is prohibited.
“Thank you for your understanding during this brief closure as we work to enhance this valued recreational resource,” the county said in a press release.
For more information, call the Department of Parks and Recreation at 808-961-8311.