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Black Pot Beach Park Master Plan - Issues and Concerns

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Black Pot Beach Park Master Plan - Issues and Concerns

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Black Pot Beach Park Master Plan - Issues and Concerns

  1. 1. SUMMARY OF  ISSUES AND CONCERNS • Resource is a community gathering place and recreational hub for  residents • Current usage exceeds capacity of existing facilities • Facility improvements and better management are needed to  address increased park usage and to care for the resource 1 Hanalei Pier and other North                                                                  Shore beaches are popular visitor attractionsBoth visitors and locals enjoy the beach
  2. 2. ISSUES AND CONCERNS  How does the plan address the individual  needs of the many park users?  • Fishermen are frustrated with the condition of Weke Ramp • Surfers have convenient beach access • Swimmers and families enjoy the beach • Kayakers, paddlers and boaters use the river • Canoe club does not have a long‐term lease • DLNR manages boat mooring in the bay • Special events overwhelm the local community  • Conflicts between commercial activities and local users 2
  3. 3. ISSUES AND CONCERNS 3 Canoe paddlers, SUP and surfers   access the bay near the rivermouth Fishermen and boaters launch at the point Weke Ramp only usable to small vessels and kayaks Cars on the beach block access to boat/trailer launch 
  4. 4. Picnic and camping sites are in high demand ISSUES AND CONCERNS 4 Cars drive up and park on the beach Toilets overflow frequently Weke Road not wide enough for overflow parking  Vacant DPR property  used                       only for special events parking
  5. 5. Nā Pali boat tours Commercial kayak and board rentals Commercial vendors ISSUES AND CONCERNS   State and county agencies regulate  commercial activities and permits  Nā Pali boat tours  Kayak rentals and surf schools  Special events and camping permits  Tour buses  Food vendors and concessionaires 5

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