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Pu‘uhonua o Hōnaunau National Historical Park Wants Public Input

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National Park Service - U.S. Department of the Interior

The Puʻuhonua o Hōnaunau National Historical Park will be making changes to its facilities and they are asking for public input.

The park will be hosting a virtual public meeting on Wednesday, July 14, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Seven resource management and staff equipment buildings will be removed and replaced to a different location in the park.

The current maintenance buildings were built in the 1960s and intended to be temporary structures. The existing maintenance facilities are located in an area with known archeological and cultural resources, and must be moved to a more appropriate location.

"It is also located in an area that’s subject to inundation from high surf. The current facility also does not meet current code, accessibility, and safety standards," said Keola Awong, public information officer at the park.

To join the virtual meeting via Zoom on Wednesday, visit this link.

An in-person meeting will be held on July 21 from 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. at the Amphitheater at the Park Visitor Center.

Zoe Dym is a news producer at Hawaiʻi Public Radio.
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