HONOLULU - City officials say the public will have limited overnight access to Ala Moana Regional Park overnight on Monday, July 3 going into Independence Day.  This is to establish picnic and firework viewing sites.

The park is usually closed from 10 pm. to 4 a.m. daily, but one open-sided canopy and two people will be allowed per site overnight.  No camping tents will be allowed within the park.

Only members of the public involved in this overnight stay will be allowed to remain in the park.  All other people and vehicles must exit the park by 10 p.m.  Regular park closure hours will resume on the evening of July 4.

Picnic permits will not be issued for July 3 or July 4. As a result, activities normally authorized with those permits, such as amplified music and inflatable play apparatus, will not be allowed. Other regular park rules apply and will be enforced during the holiday. Officers with the Honolulu Police Department will be present to enforce these rules. They include, but are not limited to the following:

  • No alcoholic beverages
  • No dogs or animals other than service animals
  • No smoking
  • No littering
  • No unmanned aerial vehicles, commonly known as “drones”
  • No open fires other than grills

We urge the public to please dispose of their grilling coals in designated charcoal bins, use stakes no longer than eight inches to anchor pop-up tents, and minimize trash while demonstrating malama 'aina (respecting the land).

The Honolulu Police Department is reminding motorists that traffic in the area immediately surrounding Ala Moana and Kapi‘olani regional parks will likely be heavily congested during the fireworks display. As a result, HPD officers will be staffing particular intersections to help expedite traffic flows. In the event that the parking lots at Ala Moana Regional Park become full, HPD will close vehicular access into the park.