Kapiolani Park was created by King David Kalakaua in the 1870's. This beautiful 500-acre park is listed on the State's Historic Registry as many of its exceptional trees date back over 100 years.
The park is the site of Diamond Head Crater, one of the many cone tufts that are scattered along the Ko'olau Mountains. The world renown 42-acre Honolulu Zoo is directly adjacent.
The Waikiki Shell, home to many outdoor concerts and shows, sits inside the park perimeters.
There are also tennis courts, archery range, and a 3-mile jogging course for all to enjoy.
Local families and tourists alike enjoy the shady picnic sites and the open grassy areas are perfect for sporting and festival events.
The Royal Hawaiian Band provides free concerts regularly in the Kapiolani Bandstand.