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<br /> <br />Roy Takemoto <br /> <br />Managing Director <br /> <br /> <br />Harry Kim <br />Mayor <br /> <br />Barbara J. Kossow <br /> Deputy Managing Director <br /> <br />County of Hawai‘i <br />Office of the Mayor <br />25 Aupuni Street, Suite 2603  Hilo, Hawai‘i 96720  (808) 961-8211  Fax (808) 961-6553 <br />KONA: 74-5044 Ane Keohokālole Hwy., Bldg C  Kailua-Kona, Hawai‘i 96740 <br />(808) 323-4444  Fax (808) 323-4440 <br /> <br />May 29, 2020 <br /> <br />NEWS RELEASE <br /> <br />Mayor Kim Issues Emergency Rule No. 7 to Reopen Some Parks, Recreation <br />Facilities <br /> <br />Hawai‘i County Mayor Harry Kim issued an Emergency Rule on Friday that reopens <br />certain parks and recreational facilities, including all rodeo areas, the Hilo Drag Strip <br />and the Hilo Skeet Range. <br /> <br />This rule amends Mayor’s COVID-19 Emergency Rule No. 4 dated May 6, 2020, related <br />to County parks and recreational facilities (Section II.7) and rescinds Amendment to <br />Mayor’s COVID-19 Emergency Rule No. 4 dated May 19, 2020. This rule also extends <br />Mayor’s Covid-19 Emergency Rules 4 and 5 to June 30, 2020. <br /> <br />Section II.7 of Mayor’s Covid-19 Emergency Rule No. 4, dated May 6, 2020 and <br />Amendment to Mayor’s COVID-19 Emergency Rule No. 4 dated May 19, 2020, are <br />hereby rescinded and replaced as follows: <br /> <br /> 7. Parks and Recreational Facilities: <br /> <br />a. All County of Hawai‘i parks and recreational facilities: (1) listed specifically <br />in Hawai‘i County Code, Chapter 15 Parks & Recreation, Article 3, Section <br />15-68.1 “parks and recreational facility schedule,” or (2) as defined by <br />Hawai‘i County Code, Chapter 15, Article 1, Section 15-3 as a “park area” <br />or “recreational area” are OPENED from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. pursuant <br />to the following requirements, unless addressed separately hereinafter: <br /> <br />i. Social distancing requirements contained in Governor David Y. Ige’s <br />th <br />8 Supplementary Emergency Proclamation, as amended or <br />superseded, shall be followed; <br />ii. No gathering of more than 10 persons is permitted; <br />iii. No organized sports activities are permitted; <br />iv. No contact sports are permitted <br />v. No camping or use of any grills is permitted; <br />vi. No erection of canopies larger than 10’x10’ is permitted; <br />vii. No use of pavilions or shade structures is permitted; <br />County of Hawai‘i is an Equal Opportunity Provider and Employer. <br /> <br />