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DEPARTMENT OF PARKS & RECREATION

East Hawai`i: Aupuni Center, 101 Pauahi Street, Suite 6, Hilo, HI 96720
Phone/TTY: (808) 961-8311 | Fax: (808) 961-8411

West Hawai`i: West Hawai`i Civic Center, Building B, 74-5044 Ane Keohokalole Highway, Kailua-Kona, HI 96740
Phone/TTY: (808) 323-4322 | Fax: (808) 323-4346

Email: parks_recreation@hawaiicounty.gov

Questions for Camping or Pavilion Permits: camping@hawaiicounty.gov

Administration | Aquatics | Cemetery Information | Culture and Education Division | Elderly Activities
Hawai`i County Band | Hilo Municipal Golf Course | Ho`olulu Complex | Pana`ewa Recreational Complex
Park Facilities | Parks Maintenance | Recreation | Veterans Advisory Committee | West Hawai`i Band


DESCRIPTION: Provides administrative and organizational support services to all the divisions/sections and band to achieve the development and implementation of the department’s programs and services.

DIRECTOR:  Roxcie L. Waltjen

DEPUTY DIRECTOR:  Maurice C. Messina

Department of Parks & Recreation Staff


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JANUARY 2018

2018 Summer Fun Employment Application and Information
January 2, 2018
The Department of Parks and Recreation announces the following positions for temporary summer employment for the 2018 Summer Fun Program, which will run from June 12, 2018 through July 20, 2018 (4 days of mandatory training to be held from June 5-8, 2018). SUMMER FUN STARTS ON JUNE 12, 2018 (Tuesday).
Only fully completed applications with current First Aid certificates submitted by the February 13, 2018 application deadline will be considered for employment.
All applications must be turned in to:
Recreation Division
799 Pi‘ilani Street, Hilo, HI 96720
Phone: (808) 961-8740, Fax: (808) 961-8736 

 

FEBRUARY

25th Annual Waimea Cherry Blossom Heritage Festival
“Hanami” Viewing of the Flowers in Springtime
February 3, 2018, Saturday, 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Waimea, Big Island of Hawai`i
ATTRACTIONS
History of Cherry Trees
Taiko Drums
Japanese Cooking
Quilt Show
Mochi Tsuki
Tea Ceremony
Bon Dance
Bonsai Exhibit
Origami
Craft Booths
Farmers Markets
Cherry Blossom Art Show
Entertainment
Other Cultural Activities
ACTIVITY SITES
Parker Ranch Center
Waimea Historic Corner
Church Row Park
Kamuela Hongwanji Mission
Kahilu Theatre and Town Hall
Parker School
Parker Ranch Historic Homes
For more information about the festival call (808) 961-8681

 

2018 Track & Field Program (Packet)
February 10, 2018 (Age Group Track & Field Meets) and February 24, 2018 (Exponent Track & Field Meets) at both East and West Hawai`i sites simultaneously.  The Konawaena High School Track Oval will be utilized for the West Hawai`i meets, while the site for the East Hawai`i meets will be at the Waiakea High School Ken Yamase Stadium.  
The increase interest in track and field has necessitated the use of two sites.
Enclosed in each packet are:
1. Entry forms for girls and boys for the age group and exponent meets.
2. Exponent chart for exponent meet.
3. Waiver forms, which can be duplicated, for each participant.
4. Reminders.
Entry deadline for the Age Group Track Meet is January 26, 2018.
Entry deadline for the Exponent Track Meet is February 9, 2018.

All registrations after the deadline dates must register entrants on the day of the track meet.  Please be sure to arrive at least 1 hour prior to the start of the meet.
For more information please call Darrell Yamamoto, Recreation Division, (808) 961-8735, (cell) (808) 938-2012, or email: Darrell.Yamamoto@hawaiicounty.gov

 

Mo`oheau Park Concert Schedule 
February 10, 2018, Saturday, 12:00 p.m. 
Paul Arceo, Hawai`i County Band, (808) 961-8699 

 

West Hawai`i County Band Hale Halawai in Kailua-Kona
No February Concert Scheduled
Bernaldo Evangelista, Hawai`i County Band, (808) 961-8699 

 

Veterans Advisory Committee Meeting
Veterans Advisory Committee - Fact Sheet 02-16-18
February 28, 2018, 2:00 p.m.
County Building, 25 Aupuni Street, Hilo, Puna Conference Room
West Hawai`i Civic Center, Kona Mayor’s Conference Room via videoconference
Brittany Kaleohano, Parks & Recreation, (808) 961-8561, Brittany.Kaleohano@hawaiicounty.gov

 

MARCH 

Mo`oheau Park Concert Schedule 
March 10, 2018, Saturday, 12:00 p.m. 
Paul Arceo, Hawai`i County Band, (808) 961-8699  

 

West Hawai`i County Band Hale Halawai in Kailua-Kona
March 16, 2018, Friday, 6:30 p.m.
Bernaldo Evangelista, Hawai`i County Band, (808) 961-8699 

 

APRIL

Mo`oheau Park Concert Schedule 
April 14, 2018, Saturday, 12:00 p.m. 
Paul Arceo, Hawai`i County Band, (808) 961-8699   

 

West Hawai`i County Band Hale Halawai in Kailua-Kona
April 20, 2018, Friday, 6:30 p.m.
Bernaldo Evangelista, Hawai`i County Band, (808) 961-8699 

 

MAY

Blood Drive
Kailua LDS Church, Kona
May 9, 2018
7:00 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Joy Foster, RSVP, (808) 323-4333
Email: Joy.Foster@hawaiicounty.gov

 

Mo`oheau Park Concert Schedule 
May 12, 2018, Saturday, 12:00 p.m. 
Paul Arceo, Hawai`i County Band, (808) 961-8699 

 

West Hawai`i County Band Hale Halawai in Kailua-Kona
May 18, 2018, Friday, 6:30 p.m.
Bernaldo Evangelista, Hawai`i County Band, (808) 961-8699 

 

Blood Drive
May 22, 2018
Aunty Sally’s Lu`au Hale
7:30 a.m.-2:45 p.m.
Kathleen Azevedo, RSVP, (808) 961-8730
Email: Kathleen.Azevedo@hawaiicounty.gov

 

JUNE 

Mo`oheau Park Concert Schedule 
June 2 or 9, 2018, Saturday, 12:00 p.m. 
Paul Arceo, Hawai`i County Band, (808) 961-8699 

 

2018 Summer Fun
June 12, 2018 through July 20, 2018
Recreation Division
799 Pi‘ilani Street, Hilo, HI 96720
Phone: (808) 961-8740, Fax: (808) 961-8736 

 

West Hawai`i County Band Hale Halawai in Kailua-Kona
June 15, 2018, Friday, 6:30 p.m.
Bernaldo Evangelista, Hawai`i County Band, (808) 961-8699 

 

44th Annual Hawai`i Kupuna Softball Tournament
June 28-29, 2018
Maka`eo Park, Kona
Randell Kokubun, Elderly Recreation Services, (808) 961-8710
Email: Randell.Kokubun@hawaiicounty.gov 

 

JULY

Mo`oheau Park Concert Schedule 
July 4, 2018, Wednesday, 7:00 p.m. 
Paul Arceo, Hawai`i County Band, (808) 961-8699 

 

Blood Drive
Kailua LDS Church, Kona
July 6, 2018
7:15 a.m.-1:45 p.m.
Joy Foster, RSVP, (808) 323-4333
Email: Joy.Foster@hawaiicounty.gov 

 

West Hawai`i County Band Hale Halawai in Kailua-Kona
July 13, 2018, Friday, 6:30 p.m.
Bernaldo Evangelista, Hawai`i County Band, (808) 961-8699 

 

Blood Drive
July 19, 2018
Aunty Sally’s Lu`au Hale
7:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Kathleen Azevedo, RSVP, (808) 961-8730
Email: Kathleen.Azevedo@hawaiicounty.gov 

 

AUGUST

Mo`oheau Park Concert Schedule 
August 11, 2018, Saturday, 12:00 p.m. 
Paul Arceo, Hawai`i County Band, (808) 961-8699 

 

West Hawai`i County Band Hale Halawai in Kailua-Kona
August 17, 2018, Friday, 6:30 p.m.
Bernaldo Evangelista, Hawai`i County Band, (808) 961-8699 

 

SEPTEMBER

Mo`oheau Park Concert Schedule 
September 8 or 15, 2018, Saturday, 12:00 p.m. 
Paul Arceo, Hawai`i County Band, (808) 961-8699 

 

36th Annual Hawai`i Kupuna Hula Festival
September 12-13, 2018
Sheraton Kona Resort and Spa
Doors open 5:00 p.m., Craft Fair: 8:00 a.m.
Kelly Hudik, Elderly Recreation Services, (808) 323-4340 
Email: Kelly.Hudik@hawaiicounty.gov

 

West Hawai`i County Band Hale Halawai in Kailua-Kona
September 21, 2018, Friday, 6:30 p.m.
Bernaldo Evangelista, Hawai`i County Band, (808) 961-8699 

 

OCTOBER

Mo`oheau Park Concert Schedule 
October 6, 2018, Saturday, 12:00 p.m. 
Paul Arceo, Hawai`i County Band, (808) 961-8699 

 

Akamai Living Fair Hilo 
October 19, 2018
Edith Kanaka`ole Stadium, Hilo
9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.  
Elderly Recreation Services, (808) 961-8710
Email: ers@hawaiicounty.gov

 

West Hawai`i County Band Hale Halawai in Kailua-Kona
October 19, 2018, Friday, 6:30 p.m.
Bernaldo Evangelista, Hawai`i County Band, (808) 961-8699 

 

NOVEMBER

Akamai Living Fair Kona
November 2, 2018
Hale Halawai, Kona
9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.  
Elderly Recreation Services, (808) 961-8710
Email: ers@hawaiicounty.gov 

 

Mo`oheau Park Concert Schedule 
November 3 or 10, 2018, Saturday, 12:00 p.m. 
Paul Arceo, Hawai`i County Band, (808) 961-8699 

 

West Hawai`i County Band Hale Halawai in Kailua-Kona
November 16, 2018, Friday, 6:30 p.m.
Bernaldo Evangelista, Hawai`i County Band, (808) 961-8699 

 

DECEMBER

Mo`oheau Park Concert Schedule 
December 1 or 8, 2018, Saturday, 12:00 p.m. 
Paul Arceo, Hawai`i County Band, (808) 961-8699