DHHL Extends Temporary Halt of Park Permits, Reservations

Posted on Aug 5, 2020 in Department of Hawaiian Home Lands, Media Releases, Slider



August 5, 2020

DHHL Extends Temporary Halt of Park Permits, Reservations

(Kapolei, Oʻahu) – The Department of Hawaiian Home Lands (DHHL) has announced the continued cancellation of the issuance of camping permits and facility reservations statewide through Oct. 31, 2020.

Permits and reservations for camping at parks, pavilions, and halls on DHHL land will remain on hold as the state faces the continued rise of COVID-19 cases. The Department ceased issuing permits for camping and the use of facilities reservations in March.

“Given the increased cases of COVID-19 and in anticipation of Mayor’s statewide reducing the size of gatherings in each County, I have authorized the continued closure of the Department’s parks and pavilions,” said Hawaiian Homes Commission Chairman William J. Ailā, Jr.

The following parks and facilities are impacted by the extension:

Hawaiʻi Island

Kūhiō Hale
Puhi Bay
Keaukaha Beach Park


Ka Hale Pōmaikaʻi (Paukukalo Community Center)


Moʻomomi Beach Park
Kapuāiwa Grove
Kalanianaʻole Hall


Hale Ponoʻī


Anahola Beach Park

For the latest information about COVID-19 impacts on DHHL activities, please visit dhhl.hawaii.gov/covid-19. For information from the Hawaiʻi Department of Health, go to hawaiicovid19.com.


About the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands:
The Department of Hawaiian Home Lands carries out Prince Jonah Kūhiō Kalanianaʻole’s vision of rehabilitating native Hawaiians by returning them to the land. Established by U.S. Congress in 1921, with the passage of the Hawaiian Homes Commission Act, the Hawaiian homesteading program run by DHHL includes management of over 200,000 acres of land statewide with the specific purpose of developing and delivering homesteading.

Media Contact:
Cedric Duarte
Information and Community Relations Officer
Department of Hawaiian Home Lands
(808) 620-9591
[email protected]