Welcome to Kamanele Park

Let's build a new playground together!

About Us

The Outdoor Circle - Manoa Branch

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.  

Why 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.  

How can I get involved?

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. 

Contact Us

Drop us a line!

Kamanele Park

2237 University Ave, Honolulu, Hawaii 96822, United States