DEPARTMENT OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES
PETER T. YOUNG, CHAIRPERSON
Phone: (808) 587-0401
Fax: (808) 587-0390
For Immediate Release:
Three Kona Coast Parks To Close Early On July 4
KONA — Three Kona coast state parks will close early on Tuesday, July 4, to reduce the chances of fire spreading from illegal fireworks. Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area, Kekaha Kai State Park and Old Kona Airport State Recreation Area will close at 6 p.m. instead of the usual 7 p.m.
"Use of fireworks in state parks and forest reserves is illegal," says Dept. of Land and Natural Resources Chairperson Peter Young.
"Our forests, and coastlines are natural resources that need to be protected by the public so we can enjoy their beauty for generations. As we celebrate our national freedom, let us also be good citizens who respect our land and waters," said Young.
The regular parks summer closing time of 7 p.m. will resume on Wednesday, July 5.
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