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DOG Friendly Parks


Thank you to the Hawaiian Humane Society for the compiled list of dog-friendly parks. 

In order for the community to continue to support sharing our parks with dogs, great care must be taken to ensure responsibility and respect for all park goers. Owners are responsible for their dog’s actions. The law requires that all dogs wear their county-issued license tag as identification and that pet waste must be disposed of. Violations can results in citations and fines issued by the police.


Dogs should never be left in cars unattended as temperatures can rise quickly. Call 911 to report any issue when people or animals are in immediate danger.


Park Etiquette for Dog Owners

  • Dogs must be on a leash at all times, except where permitted

  • Take your dog home at the first sign of unfriendly behavior.

  • Puppies and dogs should be vaccinated and healthy.

  • Keep close supervision of your dog.

  • Dogs in estrus/heat should be left at home.

  • Pick up and dispose of your dog's waste.

  • Ensure your dog wears his County-issued license.



Off leash dog parks

Off leash dog parks, whether privately or publicly owned, are maintained by volunteers. All dog parks require that users pick up after their dogs so that all park users can enjoy a clean a safe environment. Please remember to bring your own doggie waste bags and dispose of them properly.

  • Bark Park, an off-leash dog park at Diamond Head Rd. and 18th Avenue, open during daylight hours every day; click here for more information.

  • Hawaii Kai Dog Park, the dog lovers of Hui ‘Ilio Hawaii worked their tails off along with the City and County to open the dog park located on Keahole Street at the makai end of the Hawaii Kai Park & Ride. Open daily from dawn to dusk, except Tuesday mornings when it is closed from 7 a.m. to 12 noon for mowing and other maintenance; click here for more information.

  • Moanalua Dog Park, the City's first off-leash dog park at Moanalua Community Park off Pu'uloa Road, open during daylight hours every day (except Tuesday morning closed for maintenance); click here for more information.

  • 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 (except Wed. morning closed for maintenance).

  • Humane Society Dog Park, is one-third acre of grass, trees, and tropical foliage at the Hawaiian Humane Society. Dog Park is open Monday – Friday: 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. Weekends & Most Holidays: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Park is closed during rain and on some holidays. Click here for more information.

  • Pending approval to become O'ahu’s next off-leash dog park, Ala Wai K-9 Playground is presently located on the softball/soccer field of the Ala Wai Community Park adjacent the Ala Wai canal at the end of University Avenue. 




Dogs on leash are allowed at the parks listed below 

according to City & County of Honolulu Department of Parks and Recreation:


Hawaii Kai to McCully

  • Ala Wai Parkway along Ala Wai Canal

  • Kamole Mini Park 1451 Kamole St. off Laukahi in Waialae Iki

  • Manoa Triangle Near Punahou

  • Manoa District Park Perimeter Area 2721 Kaaipu Ave. at Manoa Rd. 988-4747

  • Mau’umae Native Park 16th Ave & Claudine Street, Kaimuki

  • Medial Strip at Kapiolani Park

  • Moiliili Triangle 1115 Isenberg St. near S. Beretania St.

  • Nehu Mini Park 5231 Nehu Pl. off E. Hind Dr., Aina Haina

  • Pukele Mini Park 1415 Pukele off Palolo Ave.

  • Puu O Kaimuki Mini Park 951 Koko Head Ave. at Pahoa, Kaimuki

  • Sandy Beach Park Hawaii Kai

  • Waikiki Playground bordered by Paki, Monsarrat & Leahi near Waikiki Elementary

  • Wailupe Valley Playground 969 Hind Iuka Dr., Aina Haina

Makiki to Aiea

  • Alewa Neighborhood Park 923 Lolena St. near Iholena in Liliha

  • Archie Baker Mini Park 1959 Makiki Heights Dr. at Round Top Dr.

  • Auwaiolimu Neighborhood Park 1848 Lusitana St.

  • Hoa Aloha Neighborhood Park 949 Ala Loke off Ala Lilikoi, Salt Lake

  • Kalihi Waena Neighborhood Park 2020 Beckley St.

  • Loi Kalo Mini Park 1243 Loi Kalo Pl. off School St., Palama

  • Makalapa Neighborhood Park 99-104 Kalaloa St.

  • Moanalua Community Park 2900 Moanalua Rd. near Tripler overpass 831-7105

  • Mother Waldron Neighborhood Park 525 Coral St.

  • Na Pueo Mini Park (both upper and lower sections) top of Alewa Heights on Alewa Dr. near

  • Hoomaikai

Pearl City to Waianae to Wahiawa

  • Ewa Beach Community Park 91-955 North Rd, Ewa Beach - 689-0370

  • Honowai Neighborhood Park 94-660 Honowai St. near Honowai Elem. School, Waipahu

  • Iliahi Neighborhood Park 2021 California Ave., Wahiawa

  • Manana Neighborhood Park 1550 Kuahaka St. at end of Leomele off Waimano Home Rd. 453-7556

  • Pacific Palisades Community Park 2299 Ahuhu St. off Akepa & Komo Mai, Pearl City 453-7557

Waialua to Waimanalo

  • Kawai Nui Neighborhood Park 750 Kaha St.

  • Pohakapu Mini Park 1329 Kailua Rd. near Castle Medical Center 

  • Dogs Welcome with County Permit Only

  • The City & County of Honolulu allows dogs in these parks by permit only for obedience classes and special events:

Hawaii Kai to McCully

  • Crane Community Park 2903 Kaimuki Avenue

Makiki to Aiea

  • Aiea District Park 99-350 Aiea Heights Rd. near Aiea High School 483-7859

  • Kamamalu Neighborhood Park

  • Kalihi Valley District Park 1911 Kam IV Rd. near Sanford B. Dole Intermediate School 832-7812

  • Thomas Square Park 925 South Beretania Street

Pearl City to Waianae to Wahiawa

  • Mililani Waena Neighborhood Park 94-1150 Lanikuhana Ave. at Kipapa 623-5258

  • Neil S. Blaisdell Park 98-319 Kamehameha Hwy Pearl City, HI 96782 523-4527

  • Newtown Neighborhood Park 98-434 Kaahele St.

Waialua to Waimanalo

  • Enchanted Lakes Community Park 770 Keolu Dr. near Enchanted Lake Elem. School, Kailua 266-7665

  • Heeia Neighborhood Park 46-220 Haiku Rd.

  • Kaelepulu Mini Park 207 Awakea Rd. off Wanaao at Aumoe & Awakea, Kailua

  • Kamananui Neighborhood Park 67-369 Alahaka Pl.

  • Kaneohe Civic Center Neighborhood Park 45-270 Waikalua Rd.

  • Kaneohe Community Park 45-529 Keaahala Rd.


Popular Questions

Where can I walk my dog in Waikiki?

Leashed dogs are welcome on county sidewalks. However, store and mall-front areas are often private property. The oceanfront walkway from Queen's Beach to the Waikiki Aquarium does not allow pets as its county park property so best to remain on the Kalakaua Ave roadside sidewalk. Leashed dogs are welcome around Kapiolani Parks perimeter but not in the park.



Dogs on Leash Parks
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