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Restricted access to Hilo Bayfront Beach Park (July 19)

MEDIA RELEASE

Motorists will not be allowed to drive from Kamehameha Avenue directly into Hilo
Bayfront Beach Park between dawn and 6 p.m. Saturday, July 19, to accommodate
the Aunty Maile Moku O Hawaii Outrigger Canoe Racing Association’s Championship
Regatta.

To provide for the safety of event participants and spectators while the regatta is
occurring, the County of Hawaii will temporally barricade the makai end of the driveway
connecting the paved and grassed canoe-parking areas to the old Bayfront Highway.

However, motorists may still access those parking areas via Kamehameha Avenue.
At approximately 6 p.m. Saturday, the security gate will be reopened and vehicular
access to the park will return to normal.

During the temporary closure, it’s advised that motorists seeking access to Bayfront
Highway or Hawaii Belt Road use either Pauahi Street or Waianuenue Avenue. The
County of Hawaii also asks motorists who drive through the park not to exceed the
posted 15 mph speed limit imposed for the safety of park patrons.

The Department of Parks and Recreation apologizes for any inconvenience
the temporary closure may cause and thanks motorists for their patience and
understanding.

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