(July 13, 2020) O‘AHU – In the on-going effort to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, the Honolulu Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) is continuing to cancel large events organized by the department.
At Foster Botanical Garden, the Midsummer Night’s Gleam is cancelled for 2020.
The 80th Annual Nā Hula Festival at Kapi‘olani Park is cancelled. The Nā Hula Festival is Hawai‘i’s longest running, annual, non-competitive hula event.
The 13th Annual Day at the Beach event, sponsored by AccesSurf, at Kualoa Regional Park is also cancelled.
As a reminder to the public, most outdoor DPR facilities remain open to the general public unless they are in use by the Summer Fun Program. Below is a list of City park facilities and operations that were previously reopened:
- Outdoor fields and play courts
- Permitted team sport practices and competitions
- Picnic and volunteer events, with 100 people maximum
- Koko Head Shooting Complex
- City archery ranges
- People’s Open Markets
- City pools (lap swim only)
- Camping at designated campgrounds with a permit (excluding Bellows)
- Exercise equipment
- Dog parks
- Botanical Gardens
- Community Gardens
- Outdoor showers
- Comfort stations (bathrooms) accessible from the outside
- Permitted commercial activities (including dog obedience classes)
Announcements on the reopening of indoor park facilities (gyms, recreation centers, etc.), the Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve, and restarting our Senior Clubs are pending. These facilities and programs remain closed to the general public until that time.
Wearing facial coverings outdoors is required, with exceptions including (but not limited to): individuals with conditions where face coverings pose a health / safety risk, children younger than 5 years old, and during exercise where physical distancing is maintained. Please see Mayor’s Emergency Order 2020-18 for more information.
We appreciate the patience and understanding of the public concerning updated information relating to park facilities, programs, and events.
Accommodations are available upon request to persons with disabilities. Please call (808) 768-3003 or send an email firstname.lastname@example.org further information. Mahalo and stay healthy.
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