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(Wed., Dec. 2, 2009)—Mayor Mufi Hannemann today announced that grassy areas in Kapiolani Park, between Kalakaua Avenue and the sidewalk, have been closed for ongoing maintenance and beautification work.


            “We are committed to keeping Kapiolani Park clean and safe for everyone,” Hannemann said. “The Malama o Waikiki renovation program we announced in March has been very successful in restoring heavily used park areas and beachside pavilions, and we are continuing these efforts.”


            City officials have verified that the grassy areas between Kalakaua Avenue and the sidewalk are park property. Park workers today closed the areas and began maintenance and beautification work.


            Overnight camping is not permitted in Kapiolani Park.


Portions of the park mauka of Kalakaua Avenue are closed from midnight to 5 a.m. daily. Portions of the park makai of Kalakaua Avenue are closed from 2 a.m. to 5 a.m.






Media contact: Bill Brennan, Mayor’s Office, 768-6928