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Posted on: April 7, 2017

County to Reopen Kepaniwai Park on Monday, April 10; Iao Valley State Monument to Remain Closed

Kepaniwai_Streambed4-pano_Credit-Lois Whitney

Iao Valley State Monument to remain closed due to ongoing repairs

WAILUKU, Maui, Hawai‘i – The County of Maui Department of Parks and Recreation announced it will reopen Kepaniwai Park on Monday, April 10, 2017. The park underwent major repairs following flooding in September, 2016 that caused heavy damage to areas of both the County and State parks in Iao Valley.

Park hours at Kepaniwai will be 7 a.m. – 7 p.m. Park pavilions and the lower restroom will be open; the upper restroom will be available later next week.

Iao Valley State Monument in the upper section of the valley will remain closed as the State continues conducting damage assessments, clean-up and repairs. A website posting by the State Division of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) reminds the public that anyone found within the closed State park is in violation of HAR 13-146-4, which is a petty misdemeanor punishable by up to 30 days in jail and a fine of up to $1,000. For information about Iao Valley State Monument, visit

For general information on County of Maui parks, visit

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