The city will allow the public to stay overnight at Ala Moana Regional Park on July 3 in anticipation of Independence Day celebrations.
Although camping tents are prohibited on the beach, the city will allow two people to stay in an "open-sided canopy" per campsite.
The park is normally closed from 10 p.m. to 4 a.m., and anyone not staying overnight on July 3 will be asked to leave.
Honolulu police will patrol the beach and enforce rules.
The following is prohibited:
- Alcoholic beverages
- Dogs or animals other than service animals
- Unmanned aerial vehicles, commonly known as “drones”
With the high number of expected guests, police say the area surrounding Ala Moana and Kapiolani regional parks will likely be heavily congested.