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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


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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

DIRECTOR:  Charmaine L. Kamaka


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.

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Class Schedules




2017 Summer Fun Employment Application and Information
January 3, 2017
The Department of Parks and Recreation announces the following positions for temporary summer
employment for the 2017 Summer Fun Program, which will run from June 7, 2017 through July 21, 
2017 (4 days of mandatory training to be held from June 1-2 & 5-6, 2017.
SUMMER FUN STARTS ON JUNE 7, 2017 (Wednesday).
Only fully completed applications with current First Aid certificates submitted by the
February 14, 2017 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 


Season begins 43nd Hawai‘i Kupuna Softball League
January 28, 2017
Randell Kokubun, League Coordinator, Elderly Recreation Services, (808) 961-8710



2017 Track & Field Program (Packet)
February 11, 2017 (Age Group Track & Field Meets) and February 25, 2017 (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 27, 2017.
Entry deadline for the Exponent Track Meet is February 10, 2017.

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:



Hawai‘i State Senior Karaoke Revue
April 27, 2017
Aunty Sally’s Lu‘au Hale
11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
Iris Higa, Elderly Recreation Services, (808) 961-8710



Big Island Senior Golf Tournament
May 19, 2017
Waikoloa Kings’ Course
Kelly Hudik,  Elderly Recreation Services, (808) 323-4340



Summer Fun
June 7 through July 21, 2017
2017 Summer Fun Employment Application and Information
Recreation Division
799 Pi‘ilani Street, Hilo, HI 96720
Phone: (808) 961-8740, Fax: (808) 961-8736  


43nd Annual Hawai‘i Kupuna Softball Tournament
June 29-30, 2017
Walter Victor Complex, Hilo
Randell Kokubun, Elderly Recreation Services, (808) 961-8710



35th Annual Hawai‘i Kupuna Hula Festival
September 13-14, 2017
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



FHB Primetime Wellness Fair 
October 20, 2017
Edith Kanaka‘ole Multi-Purpose Stadium
9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.  
Margaret Yafuso, Elderly Recreation Services, (808) 966-5801