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Project Experience

Project: HAPUNA BEACH STATE RECREATION AREA EXPANSION MASTER PLAN
Location: Hapuna-Puako, South Kohala, Island of Hawaii, Hawaii
Client: Belt Collins and Associates, Inc.
 680 Ala Moana Boulevard, Suite 200, Honolulu, Hawaii  96813
Contact: Mrs. Sue Rutka, Project Manager
Year Completed: 1993
Project Scope:

A master plan report was prepared which evaluated and outlined a proposed 875-acre expansion of an existing 62-acre recreation area for the State of Hawaii.  Upon implementation, this park would become one of Hawaii’s largest State recreational areas.

The master plan involved an analysis of park resources which include two actively-used embayments, roughly two miles of coastline, and a unique coastal environment.  A second important element of the project was the performance of a detailed recreational demand and capacity analysis that was used to identify the extent of future recreational participation and determine the capacity of park resources to accommodate future recreational demands.  This analysis represented one of the first attempts to determine anticipated recreational capacity for any public recreational facility in Hawaii.

Recreational opportunities and facilities incorporated into the overall master plan included various beach activities at Hapuna and Wailea Bays, golf, recreational boating, group and family camping, group and family picnicking, hiking, and environmental education.  PPC also assisted in the development of site plans for group and family campsites and picnic sites.

Utility requirements for water, wastewater, vehicular access and circulation, drainage, and electrical power were also examined.  Future park management requirements were also identified for both program management and the operation and maintenance of support facilities.  Ultimately, cost estimates and an overall implementation schedule were developed for both facility construction and annual park management to facilitate advance budgeting of future park improvements by the Hawaii Division of State Parks.