Here are the Places Closing in Honolulu Ahead of Hurricane Douglas

Parks, gardens, markets and some programs are closing while Hawai‘i prepares for the first hurricane of the season.
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Image: Courtesy of NOAA

 

Updated Sunday, July 26, 10 a.m.

 

It is the first threat of hurricane season and a well-formed one. As of Sunday, July 26, Hurricane Douglas was on track to bring hurricane-force winds and rain to the Islands late Saturday into Monday. Maui County, Kauaʻi and Oʻahu are under a hurricane warning with  hurricane-force winds expected Sunday afternoon through Monday morning. The worst of the storm is passing just north of the Big Island where a tropical storm warning is still in effect.  And while things can change at any moment—check with the Central Pacific Hurricane Center for the latest updates—some places on O‘ahu already announced they will close in case of severe weather.

 

Here is our list of cancellations as of 10 a.m. Sunday. We will update it through the weekend.

 

Saturday, July 25

  • Aloha Home Market in Kailua is rescheduled to Aug. 9
  • ʻIolani Palace: People with reservations can reschedule their tours or get a refund. It will reopen on Friday, July 31.

 

Sunday, July 26

  • All botanical gardens, city pools and Koko Head Shooting Complex
  • All transfer stations, refuse convenience centers and the Waimānalo Gulch Sanitary Landfill are closed.
  • Aloha Home Market in Kailua is rescheduled to Aug. 9
  • Battleship Missouri Memorial
  • Bishop Museum
  • The Bus will stop service at noon. It is expected to start again at 6 a.m. Monday, weather permitting.
  • Hawaiʻi Children’s Discovery Center
  • Honolulu beach parks
  • Honolulu Zoo
  • ʻIolani Palace: People with reservations can reschedule their tours or get a refund. It will reopen on Friday, July 31.
  • Kalākaua Open Street Sundays
  • Nuʻuanu YMCA. All other YMCAs are normally closed on Sunday.
  • Pearl Harbor Aviation Museum. It will reopen Wednesday, July 29.
  • Pearl Harbor National Memorial
  • People’s Open Markets
  • Royal Sunday Market at Royal Hawaiian Center
  • Waikīkī Aquarium
  • Waimea Valley
  • Wet’n’Wild Hawaiʻi
  • Zippy’s locations on Oʻahu will close at 11 a.m. The Kahului restaurant did not open. The Zippy’s in Hilo is open for regular business hours.

 

Monday, July 27

  • All botanical gardens, city pools and Koko Head Shooting Complex
  • Trash pickup on Oʻahu is canceled. All transfer stations, refuse convenience centers and the Waimānalo Gulch Sanitary Landfill remains closed.
  • Honolulu Zoo
  • Pearl Harbor National Memorial
  • People’s Open Markets
  • Summer Fun programs
  • Waimea Valley
  • Wet’n’Wild Hawaiʻi
  • All YMCA locations including Camp Erdman

 

Hawaiian Airlines is waiving change fees for anyone who was scheduled to fly July 24 through 28 as long as they reschedule by Aug. 4 for a flight that departs before Nov. 1.

 

All Honolulu camping permits are canceled from Friday, July 24 through Wednesday, July 29.

 

Do you have a cancellation or closure we should know about? Email info@honolulumagazine.com.