Kapiolani Regional Park - PHOTOGRAPHER COMMENT
Panorama of Kapiolani Regional Park. This picture shows a large, open recreational park surrounded by trees. In the background rises the Diamond Head volcanic crater, and to the north some of the taller hotels of Waikiki rise above the trees.
Kapiolani Regional Park - FURTHER INFORMATION
Kapiolani Regional Park - Oahu visitor guide showing a virtual tour of 'Kapiolani Regional Park' linked to an interactive map with local and travel information. 360° panoramas from Hawaii.
Kapiʻolani Regional Park is the largest and oldest park in the state of Hawai'i. This 300-acre park is on the east end of Waikiki in Honolulu on Oahu. It was created in 1876 and named after Queen Kapiʻolani, the queen consort of King David Kalākaua.
Kapiolani Regional Park is now managed by Honolulu's Department of Parks & Recreation. The land can not be sold or leased and entrance is free. Within the confines of the park are Honolulu Zoo and the Waikiki Shell, an outdoor concert space that seats 2,400, with an overflow space within the park for an extra 6,000. Also within the park are numerous sporting facilities for tennis, soccer and archery. Kapiolani Regional Park is also home to Honolulu Cricket Club.
To the south is Diamond Head, an extinct volcanic cone which provides a dramatic backdrop to the park. The western edge is bounded by Kalakua Avenue, and beyond this lies Kapiolani Beach Park, Kapoilani Beach, Queen's Surf Beach and then the Pacific Ocean.
The hotels just north of Kapoilani Regional Park include Park Shore Waikiki Hotel, Queen Kapiolani, Renew, Waikiki Beach Hotel and Waikiki Grand. At the other end of Kapiolani Beach Park, to the south, are Diamond Head Hotel, New Otani Hotel and "W" Honolulu Hotel.
TRAVEL DIRECTIONS AND GETTING THERE
Bus: 'E' Express
Free 'Trolley Buses' runs along Waikiki beach serving different parts of the area.