In anticipation of large crowd gatherings combined with the lack of resources to enforce COVID safe physical distancing practices, the County of Hawai‘i Department of Public Works announces that public access to Waipi‘o Valley will be closed from 7:00 a.m. Friday, July 3, through Monday, July 6.
Special duty officers and Waipi‘o Valley Rangers will be on site at the top of the road leading into the valley, to ensure that valley access is restricted to local traffic only (residents, land owners, and farmers). Local traffic will be allowed to pass through a single-vehicle at a time.
The County of Hawai‘i Department of Public Works apologizes for any inconvenience this may cause and thanks the community for their patience and understanding. As the Fourth of July holiday weekend approaches, the public is reminded that to please keep up the good work of preventive measures such as face masks, social distancing and hand hygiene.
If there are any questions or concerns, please call the Department of Public Works at