As used in this part:

     “Board” means the board of land and natural resources.

     “Improved public lands” means lands designated as part of the state park system, parks, and parkways under chapter 184, or as part of a county’s park system, and lands which are part of the Hawaii statewide trail and access system under chapter 198D, excluding buildings and structures constructed upon such lands.  For purposes of this part, “improved public lands” excludes ocean and submerged lands.

     “Public entity” means “government entity” as defined in section 663-10.5.