Lead Contamination Closes Kolekole Gulch Park

The Hawai‘i County Department of Parks and Recreation (P&R) announces Kolekole Gulch Park will be closed until further notice due to the discovery of lead contaminated soil throughout much of the park.

The Department of Transportation, Highways Division conducted an assessment of certain areas of the park and determined lead concentrations to be in excess of State Department of Health Environmental Action Levels.

The Department of Transportation, Highways Division is continuing to conduct further assessments of the park and is working with the State Department of Health to determine and conduct necessary remedial actions.

The County of Hawaii, Department of Parks & Recreation apologizes for any inconvenience this may cause and thanks the community for their patience and understanding.

For information on the lead contamination, please contact HDOT Public Affairs at 808-587-2160. For information related to park closure status, please contact Charmaine Kamaka at P&R at 961-8311.