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Glenwood Park closed until further notice due to theft of water tank and vandalism

MEDIA RELEASE

Hawai‘i County Department of Parks and Recreation is informing the public that Glenwood Park, located on Highway 11 near mile marker 15, will be closed indefinitely  due to theft of the park’s potable water storage tank.  The 3,000 gallon tank was stolen sometime in the early morning hours of March 25, 2019.

“Unfortunately, theft and vandalism at County Parks and Recreation facilities have become commonplace.  It will cost more than $5,000 of public tax dollars to replace the tank and repair the damaged water lines leading to the bathrooms,” said 

Maurice Messina, Deputy Director of Parks and Recreation.

“Last year, our Director made the decision to close the park because the water tank was drained twice, causing issues with the water pump and bathroom facilities.  Before that, someone introduced hazardous substances into the water tank, making the water unsafe for park users,” Messina said. “Until we can come up with a plan to mitigate future occurrences of theft and vandalism at Glenwood Park, the facility will remain closed.”

If you have any information about this incident, please contact the Police 

non-emergency number at 935-3311.

If damage or vandalism is found at any of your parks and beaches, please inform Parks and Recreation as soon as possible at (808) 961-8311.

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