Kona Hawaii Temple to Receive Extensive Renovations

Kona Hawaii Temple to Receive Extensive Renovations

Today it was announced that the Kona Hawaii Temple will close for extensive renovations beginning in October 2023. It will remain closed for approximately two years, until late 2025, when the renovations are complete. Unfortunately we don’t have any additional details at this time regarding exactly what the renovations will entail. But we do know that the exterior (and likely some of the interior) is going to change significantly. As you can see in the artist rendering above and below, once the renovations are complete it will have a very different exterior design. We also know that the square footage of the temple will increase from 9,500 to approximately 12,000. So there must be a need for the additional space for more temple work to be done.

During the two-year renovation, Latter-day Saints in the area are encouraged to attend the Laie Temple.

Once the renovations are finished, a public open house and rededication will take place. Details about those items will be provided as the time gets closer.

The beautiful rendering of the future Kona Hawaii Temple after renovations are complete.