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West Hawaii state parks will close early on New Year's Eve

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HAPUNA BEACH, HAWAII (HawaiiNewsNow)- -

West Hawaii state parks will be closing early on New Year’s Eve, according to the state Department of Land and Natural Resources.

“We are closing the parks early to discourage use of fireworks, which are prohibited in state parks, and to protect the public and natural resources of the area,” said DLNR Chairperson Suzanne Case.

These parks -- which will close as early as 5 p.m. Thursday -- include Hapuna, Kiholo and Kekaha Kai – the Mahaiula and Kua Bay sections.

The parks will resume normal hours on Friday. Kekaha Kai will open at 8 a.m., while Hapuna and Wailea will open at 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

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