The Manoa Branch of The Outdoor Circle, an environmental non-profit organization, has been working to keep Hawai'i clean, green, and beautiful for over one hundred years. Currently, we are collaborating on a community service project with City Council member, Ann Kobayashi, the Department of Parks & Recreation, Malama Manoa, Mid Pacific Institute, and various community church preschools to update the playground at Kamanele Park.
This charming park was granted to the City & County of Honolulu by the College Hill developers of Punahou School, and dedicated with Queen Lili'uokalani and Mayor Lane present in the year
1915. Its serene, natural beauty welcomes residents into Manoa Valley with the outstretched arms of the massive Ear Pod tree in the center. The perimeter of the park features massive rocks, with significance in Hawaiian culture, which have been hidden from view, under excessive amounts of overgrown invasive plant species. Sadly neglected, Kamanele Park also has dilapidated playground equipment that is not in compliance with ADA and Federal safety standards.
Reach out and introduce yourself by completing a contact form! This is YOUR park and it's your chance to have input on some changes that will last for decades. It is our goal to include the greater community both in the master and playground planning. Check back here for updates on opportunities to get involved.