Hapuna Beach State Recreational Area

Hapuna Beach SRA

Park Improvements - Phase 3


In 2004, Gray, Hong, Nojima & Associates (GHN), Inc. was contracted by the State of Hawaii, Department of Land & Natural Resources to prepare construction plans and specifications for a new access road, parking area and accessible route at the Wailea Bay Beach Park within the Hapuna Beach State Recreational Area (SRA). The existing park was constructed prior to the enactment of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), therefore, design improvements needed to conform with the ADA. These improvements were constructed in 2006.

GHN is currently contracted for Phase 3 of this project., which includes the following improvements at the main park in Hapuna Bay:

  • Replace fixtures, plumbing, roof connectors, and security gates of the North, South and Upper Parking Comfort Stations
  • Repairs and improvements to the South and North Pavilions (water fountains, BBQs, ceilings, concrete floors, and walkways)
  • Install three new foot showers and two new ADA rinsing showers
  • Emergency Driveway at the edge of the main parking lot
  • Parking lot repairs and improvements, including resurfacing of the upper parking lot and adding ADA stalls
  • Replace AC walkway with 5-foot wide concrete walkway

In addition, improvements at the adjacent Waialea Bay Beach Park are included as follows:

  • Construction of a stairway/ramp and connection to existing pathway to the beach
  • Replace ADA rinsing shower
  • Replace fixtures in comfort station
  • Paint interior/exterior of comfort station
  • Refinish security gates
  • Repair concrete slab at picnic table

Description of Work

GHN’s scope of work consist of providing engineering services to design improvements to Hapuna Beach State Recreational Area as well as the adjacent Beach Park at Waialea Bay. Work includes the following:

  • Assistance with onsite public meetings during planning and design phases
  • Preparation of construction documents including plans, specifications, and cost estimate
  • Permitting assistance (Shorline Cerfiication, NPDES and SMA)
  • Services during bidding including participating the pre-bid meeting, preparing addendums and review and responding to
  • Request for Information
  • Services during construction including participating in pre-construction meeting, site visits, providing proper interpretation of plans and specifications, and preparation of as-built drawings.

Project Owner

State of Hawaii, Dept. of Land & Natural Resources

Firm's Responsibility

Design, Services During Bidding & Construction

Completion Date



South Kohala, Island of Hawaii, Hawaii