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Hawai‘i County’s swimming pools are receiving necessary safety improvements that will result in the temporary closure of five facilities, the Hawai’i County Department of Parks and Recreation announced Friday.

Hilo’s NAS Pool and Charles “Sparky” Kawamoto Swim Stadium, Pāhala Swimming Pool, Konawaena Pool, and the Kona Community Aquatic Center (KCAC) each will be closed for an estimated 10 days while the upgrades are being made.

Five county swimming pools to temporarily close for safety upgrades

Hawai‘i County’s swimming pools are receiving necessary safety improvements that will result in the temporary closure of five facilities, the Hawai’i County Department of Parks and Recreation announced Friday. Hilo’s NAS Pool and Charles “Sparky” Kawamoto Swim Stadium, Pāhala Swimming Pool, Konawaena Pool, and the Kona Community Aquatic Center (KCAC) each will be closed for […]

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Ahalanui Beach Park in lower Puna will be closed until 1 p.m. Thursday, April 12 to protect the public while accessibility improvements are made, the Department of Parks and Recreation announced Wednesday.

Ahalanui Beach Park in Puna is closed until Thursday afternoon (April 12)

Ahalanui Beach Park in lower Puna will be closed until 1 p.m. Thursday, April 12 to protect the public while accessibility improvements are made, the Department of Parks and Recreation announced Wednesday.

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Mayor Billy Kenoi will join other dignitaries in welcoming the public back to an improved and expanded Gilbert Carvalho Park during a ceremony set for 11 a.m. Thursday, April 12.

The Hilo facility has undergone upgrades costing approximately $890,000 since it was closed for renovation Sept. 12, 2011. Improvements include remodeling the gymnasium restrooms, new paved walking paths that meet federal accessibility mandates, and installation of new bleachers.

Carvalho Park to re-open Thursday (April 12)

Mayor Billy Kenoi will join other dignitaries in welcoming the public back to an improved and expanded Gilbert Carvalho Park during a ceremony set for 11 a.m. Thursday, April 12. The Hilo facility has undergone upgrades costing approximately $890,000 since it was closed for renovation Sept. 12, 2011. Improvements include remodeling the gymnasium restrooms, new […]

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Mayor Billy Kenoi (far right) and Councilman J Yoshimoto welcome the Machado family and neighbors from the Machado Acres community into their new park. Photo courtesy of the Hawaii County Mayor's office.

Machado Acres Park in Waiakea is the newest on the Big Island

Hawai‘i County’s Department of Parks and Recreation added to its inventory of nearly 200 facilities Friday by opening a new community park in the Waiākea area of Hilo.

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The County of Hawaii, Department of Parks & Recreation announces the closing of Reeds Bay Beach Park from Monday, Aug. 29, through Dec. 31, 2011 for construction activities.  The park improvements will include new accessible walkways with integrated seat walls; grassing and landscaping; and new park amenities such as outdoor showers, a drinking fountain and picnic tables. 

Reeds Bay Park closed from Monday (Aug 29) until end of year

The County of Hawaii, Department of Parks & Recreation announces the closing of Reeds Bay Beach Park from Monday, Aug. 29, through Dec. 31, 2011 for construction activities.  The park improvements will include new accessible walkways with integrated seat walls; grassing and landscaping; and new park amenities such as outdoor showers, a drinking fountain and […]

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The Department of Parks and Recreation announces that the Volcano Skatepark located next to Cooper Center on Wright Road in Volcano is closed until further notice due to maintenance and safety concerns.

Volcano Skatepark at the Cooper Center closes

The Department of Parks and Recreation announces that the Volcano Skatepark located next to Cooper Center on Wright Road in Volcano is closed until further notice due to maintenance and safety concerns.

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2010 schedule for county senior ID cards

2010 schedule for county senior ID cards

MEDIA RELEASE April 7: Senior ID cards; Kona – Kealakekua Ranch Center from 10 am – 1 pm. April 9: Senior ID cards; Kona – West Hawaii Senior Center from 10 am – 1 pm. May 5: Senior ID cards; Kona – Kmart from10 am – 1 pm. May 14: Senior ID cards; Kona – […]

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Parks in West Hawaii the topic of town meeting on Tuesday (Nov 17)

Parks in West Hawaii the topic of town meeting on Tuesday (Nov 17)

MEDIA RELEASE Robert Fitzgerald, director of the Hawaii County Department of Parks and Recreation, will discuss plans for creating new parks and improving existing parks in West Hawaii at a Kona Town Meeting on Tuesday, November 17, 6-8 p.m. at the Makaeo Events Pavilion at the Old Airport Park. Fitzgerald will address the Old Kona […]

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The County of Hawaii, Department of Parks and Recreation announces a change in the hours of operation for a few days in November for the Trap and Skeet Range located at 1010 Leilani Street in Hilo.  The facility will be open in the afternoons only from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on November 7 (Saturday) and November 21 (Saturday) and will be closed on the Veterans Day Holiday, November 11 (Wednesday).

Trap and Skeet Range hours to change a few days in November

The County of Hawaii, Department of Parks and Recreation announces a change in the hours of operation for a few days in November for the Trap and Skeet Range located at 1010 Leilani Street in Hilo. The facility will be open in the afternoons only from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on November 7 (Saturday) […]

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The County of Hawai‘i ‘s Department of Parks and Recreation will cease signing up residents to participate in the West Hawai‘i Golf Subsidy Program as of Friday October 30, 2009.

Until then, residents may sign up at the Waimea County Council Office (across from the Police Station) at 64-1067 Māmalahoa Hwy, Suite C-5 (Ph# 887-2043) and at the West Hawai‘i Mayor's Office in Kailua-Kona at 75-5722 Hanama Place, Suite 102 (Ph# 327-3602) on weekdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Golf subsidy signups end October 30th

The County of Hawai‘i ‘s Department of Parks and Recreation will cease signing up residents to participate in the West Hawai‘i Golf Subsidy Program as of Friday October 30, 2009. Until then, residents may sign up at the Waimea County Council Office (across from the Police Station) at 64-1067 Māmalahoa Hwy, Suite C-5 (Ph# 887-2043) […]

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Kolekole Beach Park will be closed to the public for filming on Tuesday, October 27. The park is located along the Hawaii Belt Road north of Honomu. 

The Hawaii County Department of Parks and Recreation department thanks the public for their understanding during this one-day closure. For more information, call the department at 961-8311.

Kolekole Beach Park closed Tues (Oct 27) due to filming

Kolekole Beach Park will be closed to the public for filming on Tuesday, October 27. The park is located along the Hawaii Belt Road north of Honomu. The Hawaii County Department of Parks and Recreation department thanks the public for their understanding during this one-day closure. For more information, call the department at 961-8311.

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The County of Hawai‘i Department of Parks and Recreation invites all interested persons to attend an informational meeting on the status of the Boat Ramp at Laupāhoehoe Point Park and the County’s efforts to restore the facility to safe public use.

The meeting will be held at Laupāhoehoe Library’s Humanities Room on the Laupāhoehoe High & Elementary School campus on Tuesday, September 22, 2009 at 6 p.m.

Laupahoehoe boat ramp subject of community meeting

The County of Hawai‘i Department of Parks and Recreation invites all interested persons to attend an informational meeting on the status of the Boat Ramp at Laupāhoehoe Point Park and the County’s efforts to restore the facility to safe public use. The meeting will be held at Laupāhoehoe Library’s Humanities Room on the Laupāhoehoe High […]

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Keokea Beach Park and Hisaoka Gym restoration topics of P&R public meeting

Keokea Beach Park and Hisaoka Gym restoration topics of P&R public meeting

MEDIA RELEASE The Department of Parks and Recreation will hold a public meeting to present conceptual plans for Keokea Beach Park’s earthquake restoration and accessibility improvements, 5-7 p.m. on Friday, June 26, at the Kohala Intergenerational Center (the facility makai of Hisaoka Gym). The department is seeking input from the public on the proposed modifications […]

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County parks, jobs and an eco-tourism industry

County parks, jobs and an eco-tourism industry

Hawaii County’s No. 1 industry is tourism. There are tourists we could better serve, those who like to camp, hike, fish, kayak, explore the island and enjoy ocean sports. Tourism is a sustainable industry and eco-tourists are respectful of the land and ocean. We have hotels in North Kohala for wealthy tourists, but we have […]

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