Fireworks Prohibited in National Parks
Contact: Jessica Ferracane, 808-985-6018
Hawaii National Park, Hawai'i –Fireworks are always prohibited in national parks, including New Year's Eve, according to federal law.
Visitors will notice 'Fireworks Prohibited' signs posted near the entrance to Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park, and are reminded that fireworks are not permitted in any national park.
"Our priorities as caretakers for these public lands are to keep the public and our natural, cultural, and historical resources safe," said James Courtright, Fire Management Officer for Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park and the Pacific Island Park Network. "We wish everyone a safe and healthy 2014."
Did You Know?
`A`ali`i (Dodonaea viscosa) is an important shrub with many traditional Hawaiian uses. Its hard and durable wood makes a fine spear. Seed pods are fashioned into beautiful lei, while its red capsules can be boiled to make dye.