Sumary of State to reopen gate at Ka‘ena State Park parking lot:
- The entrance gates to the west side parking areas at Kaena Point State Park on Oahu will reopen this weekend after being closed for more than a year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, officials announced today..
- The closure was necessary, said the state Department of Land and Natural Resources, due to emergency orders aimed at limiting group sizes and ensuring social distancing..
- The park remote location made limiting patronage by keeping the gates closed, the most prudent action to combat the spread of coronavirus.”.
- DLNR said it would have had to pay current staff overtime or contract with a private security company to manage gate opening and closing operations….