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Pi‘ihonua Gym in Hilo closing for renovations Monday (March 17)

The Hawai‘i County Department of Parks and Recreation will be closing Pi‘ihonua Gymnasium starting Monday, March 17, so it can renovate the popular Hilo facility located within Gilbert Carvalho Park. Pi‘ihonua Gymnasium is expected to be reopened at the end of May.

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Update from county Parks & Rec

MEDIA RELEASE The county Department of Parks and Recreation has announced the installation of new children’s playground equipment at both Waiakea-Uka and Gilbert Carvalho parks in Hilo. Construction work started Jan. 21, at Waiakea-Uka Park located at 1200 Ainaola Drive. Beginning Feb. 20, work will shift to Gilbert Carvalho Park located at 850 Waianuenue Avenue. […]

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Kawamoto pool closed for maintenance

MEDIA RELEASE Hilo’s Charles “Sparky” Kawamoto Swim Stadium will be closed for scheduled maintenance from Thursday, August 1 through Friday, August 9. The temporary shutdown is necessary to replace the swimming pool’s filter material. To accommodate pool users, the Department of Parks and Recreation will allow daily adult lap swimming and public recreational swimming at […]

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Former baseball players featured at free clinic (June 12)

MEDIA RELEASE The Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association will be putting on a free youth baseball clinic for boys and girls ages 5-16 years old Wednesday, June 12, at Hualani Park in Keaukaha. Registration will start at 9:30 a.m. The former MLB players will offer baseball instructions 10 a.m.-1 p.m. All clinic participants will […]

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View of the lava lake at Kīlauea’s summit at sunset on Thursday (Oct 18). The lake is about 42 m (138 ft) below the floor of Halemaumau. Photo courtesy of USGS/HVO

Kalapana Lava Viewing Area remains free

MEDIA RELEASE The county Department of Parks and Recreation reminds residents and visitors there are no fees to visit the Kalapana Lava Viewing Area located near the end of Highway 130 in lower Puna. A private security company opens the free public viewing area from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. daily. To access the area, […]

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Hilo recreation office to close for fumigation January 29-30, 2013

The County of Hawai‘i Department of Parks and Recreation announces the temporary closure of its Recreation Office located within Aunty Sally Kaleohano’s Lū‘au Hale at 799 Pi‘ilani St. in Hilo.

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County announces park maintenance closure schedule for 2013

The County Department of Parks and Recreation has announced the general maintenance schedule for, ‘Āhalanui Park, Isaac Hale Memorial Park, Kahalu‘u Beach Park and Spencer Park at ‘Ōhai‘ula Beach for calendar year 2013. These periodic short-term closures are necessary to accomplish larger scale maintenance activities without putting the public at unnecessary risk or inconvenience.

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Mooheau Park rededication open to public Thursday (Jan 3)

A public rededication ceremony highlighting the recently renovated Mo‘oheau Park will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, January 3, at the downtown Hilo facility.

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New website for camping permits and info to debut on Monday (Dec 31)

Ehawaii.gov, the private company operating the Department of Parks and Recreation’s camping website, will begin offering a more user-friendly online permitting service on Monday, December 31.

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Pahoa Aquatic Center to receive $1.55M upgrade

The Department of Parks and Recreation is investing $1.55 million to enhance the operation and usability of the Pāhoa Aquatic Center.

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Free elder abuse prosecution, prevention (Sept. 18)

MEDIA RELEASE Hawaii County is pleased to invite seniors age 55 and older to enroll in the Elder Abuse Prosecution and Prevention Workshop that will be held Tuesday, Sept. 18 in Hilo. Co-sponsored by the Department of Parks and Recreation’s Elderly Activities Division, Prosecuting Attorney’s Office and state Department of Human Services, the free workshop […]

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The County of Hawai‘i Department of Parks and Recreation has temporarily closed Hilo’s Walter C.K. Victor Baseball Complex to perform annual maintenance work.

Following a busy summer season that saw the return of professional baseball to Hilo, the three ball fields are receiving new sod and being manicured in preparation for the 2012 Poi Pounder Baseball Tournament to be held in November.

Walter Victor Baseball Complex closed until October 12 for maintenance

The County of Hawai‘i Department of Parks and Recreation has temporarily closed Hilo’s Walter C.K. Victor Baseball Complex to perform annual maintenance work. Following a busy summer season that saw the return of professional baseball to Hilo, the three ball fields are receiving new sod and being manicured in preparation for the 2012 Poi Pounder […]

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The upper parking lot at Hilo’s Gilbert Carvalho Park. Photography by Baron Sekiya | Hawaii 24/7

County adds addition parking at Hilo’s Carvalho Park

The County of Hawai‘i Department of Parks and Recreation announces that on Thursday, Aug. 16, it will reopen the recently constructed upper parking lot at Hilo’s Gilbert Carvalho Park. Located mauka of the park’s baseball field, the new lot provides nearly an acre of safe, off-street parking for the public’s use.

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The Department of Parks and Recreation’s West Hawai‘i permit office will be closed Tuesday, Aug. 14, and Wednesday, Aug. 15, so staff may attend training sessions.

The office, located in the West Hawai‘i Civic Center, will reopen at 8 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 16.

Parks and Recreation office at West Hawaii Civic Center closed for training August 14-15

The Department of Parks and Recreation’s West Hawai‘i permit office will be closed Tuesday, Aug. 14, and Wednesday, Aug. 15, so staff may attend training sessions. The office, located in the West Hawai‘i Civic Center, will reopen at 8 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 16.

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