Keiki's Day Out

Activities on Oahu from Miss Mary, the Honolulu Mommy

Kaimuki Community Park

on May 12, 2012

Kaimuki Community Park

Kaimuki Community Park 
3521 Waialae Avenue
Honolulu, Hawaii
Park Director: (808) 733-7351
Gym: (808) 733-7352

Pros: 

Events Bulletin Board

  • Unique Playground Equipment
  • Swings
  • Fun Climbing Wall

Cons:

  • The bathroom facilities are a walk away from the children’s playground, so if visiting with more than one children you might have to gather everyone up for a bathroom trip
  • Boys Bathroom locked during our last trip “due to recent incidents” according to a sign on the door
  • No parking lot 

Features: 

  • Playground
  • Swings
  • Bathroom Facilities
  • Tennis Courts
  • Basketball Courts
  • Volleyball Courts
  • Stage
  • Rec Center with Indoor Gym featuring Adult, Kid, and Senior Classes

Kaimuki Community Park Playground

Kaimuki Community Park offers lovely outdoor fun in an otherwise urban setting alongside Waialae Avenue across from Boston’s Pizza.

The large tree offers shade over the playground protecting young children’s skin from the heat and sun. The playground itself has unique and fun equipment, a stark contrast the typical standard blue stairs/orange slide combo at most playgrounds in the city. My daughter had fun exploring every nook and cranny.

Fun climbing equipment

My personal favorite was a climbing area that reminded me of those “Better Blocks” from the 80s and 90s. And they provided the perfect challenge for a toddler, while still being a fun change of pace for older children.

Kaimuki Community park spans from 10th to 11th avenue on Waialae avenue. The recreation center, indoor gym, and bathroom facilities are located on the 11th avenue side while the park is on the 10th avenue side. This can make a bathroom trip a bit of a event if you are trying to supervise more than one child, as you can not see the playground from the bathrooms.

The recreation center offers classes and activities for children, adults, and seniors during spring, summer and fall. The indoor gym is open for free play generally during after-school hours, although times vary through out the week. Visit the park for the playground, and while there check out the bulletin board at the recreation center for an updated schedule of activities.

Street parking is available but can be a pain during the weekend or special events. Our family rode our bikes there once, although bike riding along Waialae is not the easiest task. On another occasion, we parked at Boston Pizza, ordered a pizza, and took it across the street to the park for a picnic.

The Park is also known for hosting a variety of events through out the year, such as Kamuki Kanikapala (a community crafts fair), Halloween Costume Contests, and the Diamondhead Complex Easter Egg Hunt (see: http://keikisdayout.com/2012/03/31/diamond-head-complex-easter-egg-hunt/ in our event’s section).


Stage area at Kaimuki Community Park

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