Big Island beach, shoreline parks to close Friday

  • Laaloa Beach Park was busy ahead of the reopening of Hawaii County beach parks in May. Hawaii County announced Wednesday it will close all beach and shoreline parks starting Friday and continuing through Sept. 19 in an effort to control the spread of COVID-19 on the Big Island. (Chelsea Jensen/West Hawaii Today)

Hawaii County will close all beach and shoreline parks starting Friday and continuing through Sept. 19 in an effort to control the spread of COVID-19 on the Big Island.