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NEW ONLINE CAMPING PERMITS ARE A BIG HIT

 

(Thurs., Aug. 30, 2012)—The City's new online camping permit reservation system is a big hit with campers and has eliminated the long lines of permit-seekers outside City offices.

 

Permits for all 225 camp sites, at 17 campgrounds, sold out for the Labor Day weekend within five minutes after they became available on Monday. In previous years, lines had formed as early as four days in advance of holiday weekends, and processing and issuing all the permits required hours of staff time.

 

"We're very pleased that this new system is proving so successful, and we hope everyone has a great time enjoying City parks this weekend," said Parks and Recreation Director Gary Cabato.

 

Information about camp sites, camping permit requirements, and the online permitting system is available at www1.honolulu.gov/parks/camping.htm .

 

The City has optimized the app http://camping.honolulu.gov/ so that campers may reserve permits via mobile platforms like smart phones and tablets as well as personal computers.

 

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Media contact: Parks and Recreation Director Gary Cabato, 768-3001.