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State to close some park on New Year's Eve

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - The state Department of Land and Natural Resources will close the entrance gate to Puu Ualakaa (Round Top) State Wayside and Waahila Ridge State Recreation Area (St. Louis Hts.), early, at 4 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 31, 2010 (New Year's Eve).

"We are closing the park early to discourage use of fireworks, which is prohibited in state parks, and to protect the public and natural resources of the area," said Interim DLNR chairman, William J. Aila, Jr. "The park will resume normal hours on Saturday January 1, 2011, opening at 7 a.m. and closing at 6:45 p.m."

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