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City sets rules on parking, other activities at beaches

By June Watanabe

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Aug 07, 2014

~~<p><strong>Question:</strong> There are three problems that need to be addressed at Ala Moana Beach: 1. People saving parking spaces by putting a cooler or chairs to block the space or parking a car in the middle of two spaces. I have seen confrontations when people want to park in the saved spaces. 2. Dogs on the beach and in the water. 3. Volleyball playing on the beach. I read that lifeguards will not enforce the rules of the beach because their concern is people in the water. One Saturday morning, a family set up a volleyball net on the beach. There also were people with their dogs in the water and on the beach. I called 911 and reported the volleyball net and the dogs and was told someone would be sent. No one had come by the time I left at 4 p.m. I understand this is not an emergency and I really didn't expect an officer to come right away, but six hours is a long time. By then the dogs were gone and the net was down. I noticed at Waikiki there are police patrolling the beach and enforcing the rules. Why can't we have that at Ala Moana Beach?</p>
<p><strong>Answer:</strong> Not all the activities you cite are illegal at Ala Moana Regional Park.</p>
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Question: There are three problems that need to be addressed at Ala Moana Beach: 1. People saving parking spaces by putting a cooler or chairs to block the space or parking a car in the middle of two spaces. I have seen confrontations when people want to park in the saved spaces. 2. Dogs on the beach and in the water. 3. Volleyball playing on the beach. I read that lifeguards will not enforce the rules of the beach because their concern is people in the water. One Saturday morning, a family set up a volleyball net on the beach. There also were people with their dogs in the water and on the beach. I called 911 and reported the volleyball net and the dogs and was told someone would be sent. No one had come by the time I left at 4 p.m. I understand this is not an emergency and I really didn't expect an officer to come right away, but six hours is a long time. By then the dogs were gone and the net was down. I noticed at Waikiki there are police patrolling the beach and enforcing the rules. Why can't we have that at Ala Moana Beach?

Answer: Not all the activities you cite are illegal at Ala Moana Regional Park. Login for more...



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