State parks closing early on New Year’s Eve

West Hawaii state parks will close early at 5 p.m. on New Year’s Eve. Parks closing early are that Thursday are Hapuna, Kiholo and Kekaha Kai, including the Mahaiula and Kua Bay sections.

West Hawaii state parks will close early at 5 p.m. on New Year’s Eve. Parks closing early are that Thursday are Hapuna, Kiholo and Kekaha Kai, including the Mahaiula and Kua Bay sections.

“We are closing the parks early to discourage use of fireworks, which are prohibited in state parks, and to protect the public and natural resources of the area,” said Department of Land and Natural Resources chairwoman Suzanne Case.

The parks will resume normal hours on Friday. Kekaha Kai will open at 8 a.m. and Hapuna and Wailea at 7 a.m.

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