About Kapiolani Park
Kapiolani Park is the oldest, as well as the largest, public park in the state. Located at the eastern end of Waikiki Beach, Kapiolani Park is named after Queen Kapiolani. Within the park are a multitude of activities and entertainment options for all to enjoy; the park contains soccer fields, baseball fields, an archery range, jogging paths, tennis courts, picnic areas, the Waikiki Shell, the Honolulu Zoo, the Kapiolani Bandstand, and is home to Hawaiis only cricket team, the Honlulu Cricket Club.
The space where Kapiolani Park is located was first dedicated as a public space on June 11, 1877 by King Kalakaua. Since the park contains trees on the Exceptional Tree list that date back to more than 100 years ago, Kapiolani Park is listed in the States Historic Register. Once home to a horse racing track, the park now includes a music venue, the Waikiki Shell, and the Honolulu Zoo.
Facts & Trivia
- Island: Oahu
- Amenities: Parking located around the park; paid and free, bathroom facilities, picnic areas, shade trees, sporting fields, jogging paths, archery.
- Insider Tip: Kapiolani Park is a great place to go find a shady tree, throw out a towel, sit back, relax, and enjoy a book or a nap. Theres almost always a spot for someone to lie down and relax in peace.
- Fun Fact: The Honolulu Cricket Club, which calls Kapiolani Park its home, was founded in 1893, making it the longest running sporting club in the Pacific.
- What to Expect: Lots of beautiful, bright green grass, the Waikiki Shell, The Honolulu Zoo, the Kapiolani Bandstand, sporting fields, an archery range, picnic areas, and parking for free and paid.