COVID-19 confusion: County parks being evaluated for reopening

  • A Parks maintenance employee shows off his new "bug busters" T-shirt in a photo provided by Hamakua Councilwoman Valerie Poindexter, who said it was sent to her by an employee.

  • County Parks and Recreation maintenance employees did not practice social distancing at this March 23 meeting at Hilo Parks maintenance baseyard. Photo provided by Hamakua Councilwoman Valerie Poindexter, who said it was sent to her by an employee at the meeting.

  • Surfers enter the water at Kahaluu Beach, which is closed. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)

  • A couple ignores the park closed sign at Pahoehoe Beach Park on Friday. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)

  • A sign at the Kona Community Aquatic Center and Kekuaokalani Gym indicates the closure of all county parks on Friday. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)

All county parks and park facilities are closed. Except for the Hilo Municipal Golf Course.