Honolulu’s Proposed Beach Park Rules Are Long Overdue

The city Department of Parks and Recreation is seeking public input on new regulations that are a welcome step toward better park management.

There are almost 300 park facilities on Oahu, and taking care of them is a never-ending responsibility.

A good many of them are popular beach parks — from Aina Haina Community Park in the east to Ala Moana Regional Park on the south shore, from Sunset Beach Neighborhood Park on the North Shore to Swanzy Beach Park on the Windward Side.

Their peaceful presence offers outdoor respite and recreation from the bustle that burdens much of the island, invaluable greenswards of escape for us all.

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