Queen Kapi'olani Regional Park

Phone (808) 768-4626
5 stars from 7 reviews
Address 2806 Monsarrat Ave, Honolulu, HI 96815
Queen Kapi'olani Regional Park is the largest and oldest park in Hawaii.

• General: Park / Playground

Full Description
It is home to the Waikiki Shell and the Honolulu Zoo. Named after Queen Kapi'olani.

Rebecca R
Joined: Jan 2018
Reviews: 15
Likes Received: 2
This is a huge park and there always seems to be an event going on here. We used it a lot for lunch as we would buy food in Waikiki and walk here to eat it.
Brett D
Joined: Mar 2017
Reviews: 56
Likes Received: 1
Went here on one of our trips and can say we enjoyed our time there. Loved getting pictures of Diamond Head and the Banyan trees were beautiful to see. The Park was kept nice and the day we went there were quite a few families enjoying the day. We will visit here again it has so much to re-see.
Carol V
Joined: Oct 2016
Reviews: 3
Likes Received: 0
It is absolutely beautiful.
Sue K
Joined: Mar 2016
Reviews: 196
Likes Received: 9
We loved wandering through this beautiful park checking out the trees and bird life. The views of Diamond Head are stunning. You can see why wedding parties come here to have photographs taken against the backdrop. It is usually pretty quiet too as many of the tourist hordes don't move beyond Waikiki Beach.
Joined: Mar 2016
Reviews: 426
Likes Received: 12
Stunning park! Trees are just beautiful, views are great, and nice to take a walk around. Not far from Waikiki, if you love your walks then this is a must. Great for photo opportunities and not far from diamond head. Check this out and go enjoy the scenery beautiful.
Debra F
Joined: Mar 2016
Reviews: 12
Likes Received: 0
This park was beautiful. The banyan trees were great and it is only a short walk from Waikiki.
Tom T
Joined: Sep 2013
Reviews: 579
Likes Received: 33
Located in Waikiki, Kapiolani Regional Park is the oldest and largest public park in Hawaii. It's located on the east side of Waikiki, near Diamond Head.

The Park origins date back to a time when the area was swampish and unsuitable for use. in the 1870's King David Kalakaua commissioned this area to be converted into a horse racing course for wealthy residents to enjoy. In 1877, Kalakaua was convinced to lease this area at the foot of Diamond Head to the Kapiolani Park Association for $1 per year. The association maintained the area, planting ironwood trees and vegetation.

The land was given back to the Republic of Hawaii after the overthrow of the Monarchy, and since 1913, the park has been maintained by the City and County of Honolulu's Department of Parks & Recreation. The park is free, and legislation has been passed that it cannot be sold and for public used.

The Park is about 500 acres, and encompasses the large grassy area across from the beach, and including the Waikiki Shell and the Honolulu Zoo. It's named after Queen Kapiolani, the queen of Queen of King Kalakaua. The park is listed on the state's Historic Register because many of the trees are well over 100 years old.

The park has recreational facilities, an outdoor bandstand and picnic sites. There is a large green open space, tennis courts, lily ponds, a soccer field, and a 2-mile jogging course. A beautiful setting with Diamond Head in the background.

Also part of the park is the 42 acre Honolulu Zoo and the Waikiki Shell, which has outdoor concerts and live events. On weekends, the park has art shows and fairs.
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