Park in Paradise

Kapiolani Park, Waikiki
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A portion of Honolulu Condos is dedicated to the Kapiolani Regional Park, the largest and oldest public park in the state located in Honolulu on the east end of Waikiki. Created in 1876 during the time of King David Kalaukaua and since 1913 has been under the management of the City and County of Honolulu.  The park includes tennis courts, soccer fields, an archery range, and multipurpose greens used for cricket, rugby, football, lacrosse, and field volleyball.  A path that goes around the circumference of the park is a two-mile trail that is popular with joggers.  The Honolulu Cricket Club is based at the park and is the oldest sporting club in the Pacific, according to the Guinness Book of World Records.

The park is home to the Waikiki Shell, an open air amphitheater that hosts a number of concerts, presentations, and other events during the year.  The Honolulu Zoo is also located in Kapiolani Park.  The zoo houses thousands of different animals and makes them available for visitors to view on a daily basis.  Conveniently located on the edge of Hawaii’s largest tourist district, the zoo and Waikiki Shell round out the wonderful park that has become one of the area’s best attractions.

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