Kapiolani Park was created by King Kalakaua, named after Queen Kapiʻolani, the queen consort of King David Kalâkaua, in the 1870's. This beautiful 500-acre park is listed on the State's Historic Register as many of its exceptional trees date back over 100 years. Kapiolani Park is the site of historic Diamond Head, the famous Kodak Hula Show, the world renown 42-acre Honolulu Zoo, the Waikiki Shell, home to many outdoor concerts and shows, the Sunday Art Shows, the Tennis Courts, the Soccer Fields, the Archery Range, and even a 3-mile jogger's course, which encompasses part of the Honolulu Marathon Course.
Kapiʻolani Regional Park is the largest and oldest public park in Hawaiʻi, The park was created in 1876 when the Kapiʻolani Park Association leased the land from King Kalâkaua for $1 per year. After the overthrow of the monarchy, the land was conveyed to the Republic of Hawaiʻi and managed by the Honolulu Park Commission. The legislation provided that the park be set aside permanently as a free public park and recreation ground, forbade the sale or lease of land in the park, and prohibited charging of any entrance fees. Since 1913, the park has been maintained by the City and County of Honolulu's Department of Parks & Recreation.
AND it is just a 5 Minute Walk from my Hotel in Kapahulu Ave, the Queen Kapoilani Hotel.
Kapi'olani Park Beach is part of the 100-acre Kapi'olani Regional Park which was dedicated in 1877 by King Kalakaua in honor of his Queen Kapi'olani. It is very relaxing just walking, or seating there
If you are only going to be in Honolulu for one day and have had your fill of sunbathing and shopping, this 130-year-old, 500 acre park established by one of the last kings of Hawaii would be a great place to spend much, if not all, of that day. In addition to be on the National Register of Historic Places due to the array of trees exceeding 100 years in age, Kapiolani Park is also home to Diamond Head (site of the first view of Hawaii that many of us ever saw), the Honolulu Zoo, an outdoor amphitheatre where frequent concerts (often free) are held, soccer fields, an archery range, acres and acres of grass, several picnic areas, and a 3-mile jogging track.
The Royal Hawaiian Band performs free concerts every Sunday afternoon in the Kapiolani Bandstand.
A FABULOUS PARK TO ENJOY WHICH IS NEXT TO KUHIO AND QUEEN'S BEACHES IN WAIKIKI . ..IS KAPIOLANI....
THERE IS ALWAYS SOMETHING GOOD HAPPENING THERE..WHETHER PEOPLE ARE PERFORMING AT THE BANDSTAND..OR A SPORTS ACTIVITY IS RUNNING AROUND ON THE HUGE AREA OF GRASS ..OR THERE IS A CONCERT AT THE WAIKIKI SHELL..OR PEOPLE ARE PLAYING BONGOS OUT ON THE LAWN..
THIS IS A GREAT PARK TO CHILL OUT AT !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Named after the wife of King David Kalakaua, it all was a marshland full of bird life, lagoons, very small islands & fishponds. King David Kalakaua was the Hawaiian Monarch from 1874 to 1891 and he made land grants available to the people of Hawaii in 1876. A "Kapiolani Park Association" was formed in 1876 to manage the 108-acre park Also located with-in a short walk from Kapiolani Park is the Honolulu Zoo, Waikiki Beach, Diamond Head Crater and the Waikiki Aquarium, Kapiolani Tennis Courts, Diamond Head Tennis Center & including several more sandy beaches located from one end of Kapiolani Park to the other with all kinds of water sports for your enjoyment. You have lots of shopping; fine dining, incredible entertainment with-in a short walking distance of Queen Kapiolani Park.