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Wednesday, September 9, 2020
Caldwell Extends Lockdown with Amendments--What's Open
By News Release @ 4:42 AM :: 2633 Views :: Honolulu County, COVID-19

City parks, certain park facilities, and beaches reopening Sept. 10

Reopening coincides with Mayor Caldwell’s Emergency Order 2020-26

News Release from Office of the Mayor, Sept 8, 2020

O‘AHU – City parks, botanical gardens, certain park facilities, and beaches will reopen on Thursday, Sept. 10 under their regular hours of operation and for the following limited use as described in Mayor Caldwell’s Emergency Order 2020-26:   

  1. Individual activities are allowed in these public areas, including: remaining in place, fishing, walking, running, or biking. Access to the ocean, stand-alone comfort stations, and outdoor showers remains available.
  2. Group activities are NOT allowed with any number of people regardless of household.
  3. Community Gardens will reopen to their designated gardeners only.
  4. Park parking lots, bicycle paths, and the Koko Head Tramway will reopen following their regular schedule.
  5. People’s Open Markets are expected to resume regular operations soon. An exact reopening date will be announced at a later time. Other commercial activities continue to be suspended in parks.
  6. Other outdoor park facilities remain closed to the public, including: play courts (basketball, tennis, pickleball, volleyball, etc.), pools, playgrounds, exercise equipment, off-leash dog parks, skateparks, archery ranges, and the Koko Head Shooting Complex.
  7. Indoor park facilities remain closed (for example gymnasiums and recreation rooms)
  8. City campgrounds remain closed for permitted camping until further notice.

These stipulations are in effect from Thursday, Sept. 10 through Wednesday, Sept. 23 or until this order is extended, rescinded, superseded, or amended by a subsequent order.

The State Department of Land and Natural Resources is expected to announce how this new order impacts the State parks, trails, and their park facilities.

Accommodations are available upon request concerning this announcement for persons with disabilities. Please call (808) 768-3003 or send an email to parks@honolulu.gov for further information. Mahalo and stay healthy.

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Single Individual Activities Allowed on O‘ahu 

News Release from DLNR, Sept 8, 2020

(Honolulu) – State Parks, beaches and Na Ala Hele trails on O‘ahu that were closed in August due to Covid-19 control measures reopen on Thursday, Sept. 10, 2020 with the same set of restrictions announced this afternoon in Mayor Kirk Caldwell’s Emergency Order 2020-26.   

Note: Certain high-tourist O῾ahu State Parks that were previously closed, since March, such as Diamond Head and Nu῾uanu Pali remain closed. Please check https://dlnr.hawaii.gov/dsp/ for details. 

Individual activities, such as walking, running, fishing, and biking will be allowed, as will continued access to the ocean, to comfort stations and outdoor showers in parks and trails under the jurisdiction of the Department of Land and Natural Resources. 

Group activities are not allowed, with any number of people, even from the same household. Camping in State Parks or in camping areas managed by the DLNR Division of Forestry and Wildlife remain closed. This order is in effect through Wednesday, Sept. 23 or until it’s extended, rescinded, superseded, or amended. 

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