Recreation

The Contemporary Museum

The only museum in the state of Hawai‘i devoted exclusively to contemporary art.

Hawaii Nature Center

The Hawaii Nature Center is dedicated to fostering awareness, appreciation and understanding of Hawai’i and its natural environment. In addition to their school programs, the Nature Center provides nature education programs for families and adults on weekends. These include guided interpretive hikes, nature adventures, and earth care projects.

Hiking Trails

School intersession and Furlough Friday programs:
SNAP (Sensational Nature Adventure Program!) is held during school intersessions. The day camp, for 6-11 year olds, is filled with outdoor exploration including hiking in the forest, mud mucking in a wetland, and exploring tide pools on the coast. Each week has a different educational theme so your child will learn something new everyday.

Furlough Fridays programs
Hawaii Nature Center offers fun, outdoor, multi-disciplinary educational experiences during Furlough Fridays. The day camps will be led by the Nature Center’s corps of professional adult educators and include outdoor exploration and hands-on education. PDF with registration information and details about both programs are available.

Makiki District Park

Park facilities Includes tennis and basketball courts, skateboard ramp, swimming pool, and children’s playground.

Various low-cost classes are available. For a listing, visit the city’s Parks & Recreations site for an event calendar or go directly to the class listings form (Look for Makiki District Park or Makiki Pool).

Located at 1527 Keeaumoku Street.

Parks Director: Spencer Yee
Phone: 522-7082

Makiki Community Garden Association

Community residents who would like to get a garden plot in the Community Garden at the Diamond Head side of Makiki Park need to attend one of the monthly meetings of the Makiki Community Garden Association and fill out an application form, and then wait until a plot becomes available. The meetings are held on the 2nd Tuesday of each month, from 7:00-8:00 p.m. in the Arts & Crafts building at Makiki District Park.

Obama’s Neighborhood

An introduction and self-guided walking tour of the places where Barack Obama lived, worked and played when he was growing up in Makiki.