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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Thursday, May 13, 2010

Kamaaina Kids takes over Heeia State Park tomorrow

Advertiser Staff

The Department of Land and Natural Resources said today that Kama'aina Kids will begin management of He'eia State Park effective tomorrow.

The move follows the decision by the Friends of He'eia on Monday to dismiss their claim for a preliminary injunction.

He'eia State Park is on the shores of Kane'ohe Bay.

"We look forward to continuing service for the public, improved maintenance and operation of the park and working with Kama'aina Kids to maintain ongoing programs and services for the community, and management of this important cultural resource," said Laura H. Thielen, DLNR chairwoman, in a statement.

Thielen said Kama'aina Kids will work toward honoring all current reservations for the park banquet hall. Anyone holding an existing reservation should call Kama'aina Kids at 262-4538 to confirm the date. New reservations will be taken once all current reservations have been determined.

Kama'aina Kids will also clean and handle repairs and maintenance of the park grounds, buildings and facilities, and future construction and renovations, as well as covering the cost of all utilities. Permanent staff will be assigned to the park seven days a week.