Dogs are permitted to play without a leash at the following parks:
McInerny Dog Park at the Hawaiian Humane Society in Moiliili: www.hawaiianhumane.org/programs/dogparks/index.html
Bark Park at Diamond Head Rd. and 18th Avenue, open during daylight hours every day:www.barkpark-honolulu.org
Moanalua Dog Park, the City's first off-leash dog park at Moanalua Community Park off Pu'uloa Road, open during daylight hours (closed Tuesday mornings for maintenance): www.moanaluadogpark.org.
Mililani Dog Park, the City's second off-leash dog park at Mililani Mauka District Park at Park & Ride, 95-1069 Ukuwai St., open during daylight hours every day (closed Wed. mornings for maintenance).
Hawaii Kai Dog Park, the City's third off-leash dog park, next to the Park & Ride on Keahole Street. Open during daylight hours (closed Tuesday mornings for maintenance).
Future Off-Leash Parks - we hope!!! In the planning stages.....
Ala Wai K-9 Playground Association - working to get a dog park opened in the Ala Wai Community Park. A park site has been identified. The land was temporarily restricted by the sewer project but will be available for the dogs by 2012. For updates, please visit www.alawaik9playground.com
North Shore Dog Park - the Parks Department has given preliminary approval for a dog park at Kaiaka Bay Beach Park. For updates and to get involved, go to www.nswoofpack.org or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Windward Dog Park Organization - working to get a dog park opened in Kaneohe. A park site has been identified. The group could use some help from interested Windward dog lovers. For more information, please go to www.windwarddogpark.org
On the Big Island, the Hawaii Island Humane Society has opened a public dog park at its Kona Shelter, 74-5225 Queen Kaahumanu Hwy, (808)329-1175. Shelter animals have prioity Monday - Friday. On Saturdays, the public has priority. HIHS also has a public dog park on the Hilo side at their Keaau Shelter, 16-873 Keaau Pahoa Hwy, Keaau, HI 96749. (808)966-5458. Hours of operation: 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. At Keaaau, there is a large dog area and a small dog area for dogs under 30 pounds. Both parks are off leash, fenced in, have running water, tennis balls, hand sanitizer, pooper scoopers, trash receptacles & trash bags. Visit HIHS.org for more information.
The Big Island also has a community group promoting public dog parks: If you want to get involved, visit www.letusrunourdogs.org.
The County of Maui Department of Parks & Recreation is well on its way to establishing the first public dog park on Maui! In 2010, the county ordinances were changed to open the way for public park land to be designated for the use of dogs. The department also developed and got approval for dog park administrative rules. They are now looking at potential sites and should have their first off leash dog park in 2011! There is also a community group promoting public dog parks, which has been actively meeting with the Department of Parks and Recreation. If you want to get involved, call Liz at (808) 281-5385.
ON-LEASH PARKS - OAHU
Dogs on leashes are allowed at the parks listed below, according to City & County of Honolulu Department of Parks and Recreation (updated Sept. 2004):
HAWAII KAI TO McCULLY
Ala Wai Parkway
MAKIKI TO AIEA
Aiea District Park
PEARL CITY TO WAIANAE/WAHIAWA
Honowai Neighborhood Park
WAIALUA TO WAIMANALO
Enchanted Lakes Community Park
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