Hilo park to close for fire ant control

The county Department of Parks and Recreation will close Hilo’s Richardson Ocean Park, weather permitting, at 2 p.m. Thursday for maintenance personnel to apply another round of baiting treatments designed to combat fire ant infestations. The park will reopen at 7 a.m. the following morning.

For more information, contact spokesman Jason Armstrong at 345-9105 or jarmstrong@co.hawaii.hi.us.