Parks & Recreation

PROMOTING AND ENHANCING THE QUALITY OF LIFE FOR THE RESIDENTS OF OUR ISLAND HOME KAUAʻI...

Department Goals

  • To develop, improve and maintain quality recreational facilities.
  • To coordinate, implement and maintain/monitor beautification and safety of County property.

Duties and Functions
The responsibilities of the Division of Park Maintenance are:

  • To coordinate, implement and maintain/monitor beautification of County property.
  • To set policies, rules and regulations and administer to the needs of the public.
  • To operate and maintain County facilities which include tennis/basketball courts,  athletic fields, parks and playgrounds, stadiums, pavilions, neighborhood centers, public cemeteries and the beautification areas.

IMPORTANT NOTICES FOR PARKS AND RECREATION

Tuesday, May 31, 2016
Location Change For Getting County Camping Permits
County officials announced that over the next two months camping permits will be issued at the customer service window located at the Līhu‘e Civic Center, Pi‘ikoi Building. The change will be effective from June 1 to July 31. The hours of operation will be Monday to Friday, from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. and from 1 to 4 p.m., excluding holidays. For more information, please visit the county website at www.kauai.gov or call 241-4460. 
Wednesday, March 16, 2016
Notice of Public Hearing

A public hearing will be held to adopt the amended administrative rules for the Surf/SUP Schools and regarding the status of administrative rules for the Boating Companies at Hanalei Bay/Black Pot Beach Park pertaining thereto to be added to The Rules and Regulations Relating to the Use of Parks and Park Facilities by Peddlers and Concessionaires.

PDF icon Public Hearing Notice

PDF icon Amendment to the Department of Parks Rules & Regulations

 
Thursday, February 21, 2013
HANAMAULU BEACH PARK CAMP GROUND CLOSED

HANAMAULU BEACH PARK CLOSED FOR CAMPING - Monday, November 25, 2013

Hanamaulu Beach Park is currently closed for camping until further notice. The park is open to the public from 6:00am to 10:00pm daily. Park is closed to the public from 10:00pm to 6:00am daily and park gates are locked from 10:00pm each night and opened at 6:00am each morning.

 
Thursday, February 21, 2013
COASTAL PATH USAGE REMINDERS

The Coast Pedestrian/Bike Path is now open from Safeway in Waipouli, along Moana Kai Road, to the Lihi in Kapaʻa and on to Kuna Bay. The Lydgate Park porton consists of the section of path from the Kamalani Camp Ground area, thur the park and along the Sports Fields and along Nalu Road, north along Wailua Beach and up along Papaloa Road. We would like to pass on the following information. With the safety of the path users in mind, we would like to please ask everyone to obey all county laws regarding the use of the pedestrian/bike path. The pedestrian/bike path and the area surrounding it are considered a county park. All laws governing our parks apply to all sections of the path whether the section is officially open or closed. Signs have been installed at the trailheads and access points to the pathway and more will follow. Motorized vehicles are not allowed to operate on or park on the path

The following are some of the laws governing the use of the designated dog portion of the pathAny dog handler with a dog utilizing the shared use path portion designated to allow dogs must:

  • Be in command and control of dog at all times.
  • Have no more than two (2) dogs under his control.
  • Immediately remove his dog if it exhibits aggressive behavior.
  • Visibly carry the necessary instruments required for the removal and disposal of dog feces.
  • Pick up and dispose of any and all feces left by the dog.
  • Have the dog wear at all times a valid current dog license tag that is clearly and visibly attached to the dog's collar.
  • Have the dog on a leash that is no more that six (6) feet in length at all times.  Retractable leashes shall not be allowed.
The following are some of the laws governing the use of the path:
  • No Animals Are Allowed on the portion of the path located at Lydgate Park from Nalu Road (Lydgate Park rock sign) towards the ponds and pavilions.
  • No Motorized Vehicles Are Allowed.
  • No Camping Along the Path
  • No Open Fires Allowed.

If you are issued a citation for any violations of our Parks Ordinances, you will be required to appear in court and can be penalized up to five hundred ($500.00) for each violation.

Bicyclists using the shared use path are required to stop at all posted Stop signs posted at all path crossing.

We hope you have a safe and enjoyable experience while using the path, Aloha.

 

Contact Information

photo of Lenny Rapozo
Lenny Rapozo
Director


Ian Costa
Deputy Director

Department of Parks & Recreation
4444 Rice St.
Moʻikeha Building, Suite 105
Lihue, HI 96766

Phone:  (808)241-4460
Fax:       (808)241-5126

EFFECTIVE MONDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2015, CAMPING PERMITS WILL NO LONGER BE ISSUED FROM THE MAIN PERMIT COUNTER IN THE PIʻIKOI BUILDING. ALL CAMPING PERMITS WILL ONLY BE ISSUED DURING LIMITED HOURS FROM FIVE LOCATIONS, THE LIHUʻE, KAPAʻA, KILAUEA, KALAHEO AND HANAPEPE NEIGHBORHOOD CENTERS.

Main Permit Counter
Piʻikoi Building
Phone:  (808)241-4463 or
E-mail:  
recpermits@kauai.gov

Kaua'i Parks & Recreation Master Plan Update

Parks Master Plan - Thursday, December 18, 2014

Herbicide Spraying Schedule

Herbicide treatments are scheduled as needed.
Notification will be posted 24 hours prior to application.

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Camping Permit Locations

NEW PERMITTING LOCATIONS AND TIMES OF OPERATION  EFFECTIVE TUESDAY, JUNE 1, 2016

LIHU`E AREA
 LIHU`E NEIGHBORHOOD CENTER
 3353 Eono Street, Lihue, Ph: 808-241-6858
 Monday thru Friday: 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
 NO CAMPING PERMITS ISSUED BETWEEN
 JUNE 13 THRU JULY 31, 2016
 LIHU`E CIVIC CENTER
 4444 Rice Street, Pi`ikoi Building Lobby
 Monday thru Friday: 8:00 am to 4:00 pm
 CLOSED FOR LUNCH: 12:00 pm to 12:45 pm
SOUTH/WEST SIDE OF KAUA`I 
KALAHEO NEGHBORHOOD CENTER 
 4480 Papalina Road, Kalaheo, Ph: 808-332-9770
 Monday thru Friday: 12:00 PM TO 4:00 pm
CAMPING PERMITS ISSUED MONDAY THRU
FRIDAY: 8:00 am to 4:00 pm JUNE 13 THRU
JULY 31, 2016 ONLY
 HANAPEPE NEIGHBORHOOD CENTER
 4451 Puolo Road, Hanapepe, Ph. 808-335-3731
 Monday thru Friday: 8:00 am to 12:00 pm
 NO CAMPING PERMITS ISSUED BETWEEN
JUNE 13 THRU JULY 31, 2016

 EAST/NORTH SIDE OF KAUA`I
KAPA`A NEIGHBORHOOD CENTER 
 4491 Kou Street, Kapaa, - Ph:  808-822-1931
 Monday - Wednesday - Friday 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
 Tuesday - Thursday 8:00 am to 12:00 pm
 CAMPING PERMITS ISSUED MONDAY THRU
FRIDAY: 8:00 am to 4:00 pm JUNE 13 THRU
JULY 31, 2016 ONLY
 KILAUEA NEIGHBORHOOD CENTER
 2460 Keneke Street, Kilauea, Ph: 808-828-142
 Monday - Wednesday - Friday 8:00 am to 12:00 pm
 Tuesday - Thursday 8:00 am to 4:00 pm
 CAMPING PERMITS ISSUED MONDAY THRU
FRIDAY: 8:00 am to 12:00 pm  JUNE 13 THRU
JULY 31, 2016 ONLY

  These offices will accept cash and money orders as payment for camping permits .

PLEASE HAVE PHOTO ID's AVAILABLE FOR ANYONE 18 OR OLDER

ALL OFFICES ARE CLOSED SATURDAYS, SUNDAYS AND MOST HOLIDAYS