The Department of Parks and Recreation announced Friday that it will be closing Family Fishing at Hoomaluhia Botanical Garden this weekend. Consistent rain and soggy weather have created slippery conditions on the walk down to the fishing area, making the path to the reservoir unsuitable for public use Saturday and Sunday. If conditions persist, the cancellation may be extended. Please check DPR social media and website for updates on when the program will resume. Opened in 1982, Hoomaluhia Botanical Garden and its reservoir were designed and built by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to provide flood protection for Kaneohe. It is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. Family Fishing is a free catch-and-release program provided by DPR at Hoomaluhia on Saturdays and Sundays, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Share this:Share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Tumblr (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to email (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Related Related Posts Wind advisory in effect for Windward Oahu, Kauai; more rain on the way President Obama and First Lady dine at Vintage Cave after more rounds of golf Presidents Day city holiday, special schedule including Great Aloha Run Waimea Valley reopens after cleanup from flood damage AdvertisementNumerous programs are offered at Hoomaluhia including camping, cloud-watching, and nature walks emphasizing ecology and environmental awareness as well as botanical and horticultural activities. To register for guided nature hikes at 10 am on Saturdays or 1 pm Sundays call 233-7323. Facilities at Hoomaluhia include camping grounds and picnic facilities as well as a Visitor Center that includes an exhibition hall and a lecture room as well as a botanical library. Camping is allowed from 9 am Friday to 4 pm Monday.This 400-acre park above Kaneohe on Oahu’s windward side lives up to its name which means “Peaceful refuge.” Hoomaluhia is Oahu’s largest botanical garden. The plants are grouped to represent major tropical growing regions including Polynesia, Melanesia, Sri Lanka, Malaysia, and India, Africa and Tropical America. Plants at Hoomaluhia include palms and aroids, heliconias, native Hawaiian plants, and a variety of ethnobotany exhibits. A network of trails leads through the gardens, and a 32-acre lake adds a serene beauty to the walk.The garden was created by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to provide flood protection for Kaneohe, and the facilities now include a day use area, campground and a center with a lecture room, exhibition hall, workshop and botanical library.The garden was established in 1982, and designed and built by the United States Army Corps of Engineers for flood protection. It is a rainforest garden, with plantings from major tropical regions around the world, grouped into distinct collections that focus on Africa, Hawaii, India and Sri Lanka, Malaysia, Melanesia, the Philippines, Polynesia, and the tropical New World. Special emphasis is placed on conserving plants native to Hawaii and Polynesia, as well as arecaceae, aroids, and heliconias.