Taro fields have grown in around a boardwalk that stretches from a new parking lot to Ke’e Beach at Ha’ena State Park on Kauai. Ancient caves still stand near the highway to get to the park and the views are still breathtaking.
But, the park has changed since 2018, when a massive flood wiped out a majority of the parking lot and caused devastation on the Kauai North Shore. Now, the state partners with a community group to manage the Ha’ena State Park and surrounding areas, and entry and parking fees are in place.
In 2017, Ha’ena State Park played host to the Hawaii House of Representatives finance committee, the first time members have returned since 2017. I tagged along for an interview and to see progress on the park. The following is the result:Continue reading “Ha’ena State Park”