Black Pot Beach Park to close May 15 to 31

HANALEI — Black Pot Beach Park will be closed for two weeks from May 15 to 31 for clean-up and repair work on the park’s septic system.

“The county is working with the state to take care of a public safety issue at Black Pot Beach Park,” said Bernard Carvalho, director of the Department of Parks and Recreation. “The timing is also perfect for preparing the park for summer activities.”

According to Doug Haigh, chief of the Department of Public Works Building Division, the park’s septic system was installed in 1990.

The existing wastewater system will be upgraded to increase capacity and improve effluent disposal. The major portion of the work is expected to be completed by the end of May.

During the closure, plans are also underway for North Shore residents to participate in a community workday at the park on May 17.

Come June 1, the number of campers allowed at Black Pot Beach Park will increase from to 50 to 85.

For information regarding the workday, contact Catherine Stovall at 241-6398 or cstovall@kauai.gov

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