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Sparky Kawamoto Swim Stadium – Temporary Revised Schedule

This temporary revised schedule is being put in place to ensure public safety during a temporary staff shortage. Once the temporary staff shortage is resolved, the public will be notified, and hours will be adjusted accordingly.

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The Hawai‘i County Department of Parks and Recreation announces it will close the Hilo Trap and Skeet Range temporarily starting Monday, August 1, so the facility may undergo necessary accessibility upgrades.

The range is expected to remain closed through September and be reopened in early October 2016. A follow-up announcement will be issued before the range is reopened.

Hilo Trap and Skeet Range closing August 1 through early October for improvements

The Hawai‘i County Department of Parks and Recreation announces it will close the Hilo Trap and Skeet Range temporarily starting Monday, August 1, so the facility may undergo necessary accessibility upgrades. The range is expected to remain closed through September and be reopened in early October 2016. A follow-up announcement will be issued before the […]

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Honomu Community Association meeting (May 26)

MEDIA RELEASE The county Department of Parks and Recreation and County Councilwoman Valerie Poindexter invite the public to a Honomu Community Association meeting at 5 p.m. Thursday, May 26, at the Honomu Gymnasium. Poindexter will be joined by Springer Kaye of the Big Island Invasive Species Committee, along with the area’s community policing officer, Jayme […]

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Please join Hawaii County Mayor Billy Kenoi, County Councilwoman Maile David and other dignitaries for a public groundbreaking ceremony that will be held at 3 p.m. Friday, February 5, to commemorate the start of reconstructing the Honaunau Rodeo Arena.

Public invited to Friday (Feb 5) groundbreaking ceremony for Honaunau Rodeo Arena reconstruction

Please join Hawaii County Mayor Billy Kenoi, County Councilwoman Maile David and other dignitaries for a public groundbreaking ceremony that will be held at 3 p.m. Friday, February 5, to commemorate the start of reconstructing the Honaunau Rodeo Arena.

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The Hawaii County Department of Parks and Recreation will close Hilo's Charles "Sparky" Kawamoto Swim Stadium all day Friday, January 29, so needed repairs and maintenance may be performed at the pool.

Normal operating hours will resume on Saturday, January 30, when Kawamoto Swim Stadium will reopen for public recreational and adult lap swimming at 8:30 a.m.

Hilo’s Kawamoto pool to close temporarily for repairs Friday (Jan 29)

The Hawaii County Department of Parks and Recreation will close Hilo’s Charles “Sparky” Kawamoto Swim Stadium all day Friday, January 29, so needed repairs and maintenance may be performed at the pool. Normal operating hours will resume on Saturday, January 30, when Kawamoto Swim Stadium will reopen for public recreational and adult lap swimming at […]

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The Department of Parks and Recreation will temporarily close four Kona parks on Friday, January 29, so those facilities can be treated for mosquitoes that have the potential to spread dengue fever.

While there is no indication that any of these parks are sources of possible infection, this measure is being employed as a proactive and preventative strategy for reducing mosquito concentrations and thereby lowering the risk of potential exposure.

Four Kona parks to temporarily close for mosquito treatments Friday (Jan 29)

The Department of Parks and Recreation will temporarily close four Kona parks on Friday, January 29, so those facilities can be treated for mosquitoes that have the potential to spread dengue fever. While there is no indication that any of these parks are sources of possible infection, this measure is being employed as a proactive […]

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Kuhio Kalanianaole Park closed for cleanup (March 28)

MEDIA RELEASE Hilo’s Kuhio Kalanianaole Park will be closed 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, March 28, so the Hilo Rotary Club may perform a volunteer cleanup project. Members of the public are invited to return to the park after 1 p.m. Saturday, March 28. For further information, contact Jason Armstrong, Public Information Officer, at 961­8311 or […]

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2015 maintenance­ schedule for county parks

MEDIA RELEASE The county Department of Parks and Recreation has announced its 2015 general­ maintenance schedule for Ahalanui Park, Isaac Kepookalani Hale Beach Park, Kahaluu Beach Park and Spencer Park at Ohaiula Beach. These periodic, short­-term closures are necessary to accomplish larger­ scale maintenance activities without putting the public at unnecessary risk or inconvenience. Located […]

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Little fire ant treatments scheduled for county parks

MEDIA RELEASE As part of its ongoing efforts to control little fire ants at public recreational sites, the county Department of Parks and Recreation has scheduled treatments at the following parks: * Waiakeawaena Park in Hilo on Wednesday, Oct. 8 * Naalehu Park on Thursday, Oct. 9 * Waiakea-Uka Park and Stanley Costales Waiakea-Uka Gym […]

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County to present Hilo municipal golf course plans

MEDIA RELEASE The Hawaii County Department of Parks and Recreation’s plans for improving the Hilo Municipal Golf Course will be the subject of a public presentation set for 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 22, in the Hawaii County Council Chambers located at 25 Aupuni Street in Hilo. The purpose of this meeting is to explain the […]

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Gilbert Carvalho Park closure extended through July 13

MEDIA RELEASE Due to unforeseen circumstances the plumbing repairs at Gilbert Carvalho Park is taking longer than anticipated. The county Department of Parks and Recreation is canceling all activities at Gilbert Carvalho Park for the rest of the week. The Carvalho Park Summer Fun program will be relocated to the Afook-Chinen Civic Auditorium. Repairs are […]

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Richardson Ocean Park closed for fire ant control (June 19)

MEDIA RELEASE The county Department of Parks and Recreation will close Hilo’s Richardson Ocean Park, weather permitting, at 2 p.m. Thursday, June 19, so maintenance personnel may apply another round of baiting treatments designed to combat little fire ant infestations. Richardson Ocean Park will reopen at 7 a.m. Friday, June 20. The Department of Parks […]

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Waiakeawaena Park Playground closed until June

MEDIA RELEASE Hilo’s Waiakeawaena Park playground will be closed for renovation through early June. The project is a partnership between the county Department of Parks and Recreation and the state Department of Education (DOE) that will provide a safe, modern playground for both the community and Waiakeawaena Elementary School students to enjoy. The park’s ball […]

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County fights fire ants at Hilo beach park (March 27)

The county Department of Parks and Recreation will close Hilo’s Richardson Ocean Park, weather permitting, at 2:30 p.m. Thursday, March 27, so maintenance personnel may apply a second round of baiting treatments designed to combat fire ant infestations. The park will reopen at 7 a.m. the following morning.

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