State to close some beaches, parks early on New Year's Eve

Published  5:34 PM HST Dec 28, 2012

The state Department of Land and Natural Resources will be closing some beaches and parks early on Oahu and the Big Island on New Year's Eve.

The following is a list and the times the places will be closing on Dec. 31:

4 p.m.

The parks will resume normal hours on Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013, opening at 7 a.m. and closing at 6:45 p.m.

5 p.m.

Normal park hours will resume on Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013 as follows:  Kekaha Kai State Park - 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.,  Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area - 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. and  Kiholo State Park Re serve 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.

"We are closing the park early to discourage use of fireworks, which is prohibited in state parks, and to protect the public and natural resources of the area," said DLNR Chairperson, William J. Aila, Jr.

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