The 6 Best Dog Parks in Honolulu

Written by Emilio Brown
Published: June 27, 2022
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Located on the island of Oahu, Honolulu is the largest and most populated city in the state of Hawaii. Being a bustling tourist city, there are various things for you to do in the city. If you have a dog and are passing through the area, then you are in luck, as this article will cover the 6 best dog parks in Honolulu. For dogs in a city, it can be hard to access a large space where they can safely run off-leash. Dog parks are the best places for you to take your dog to have some off-leash fun and also meet new doggy friends. 

Each dog park offers something different for your pup to experience and also allows dogs to escape the craziness found in the cities that they live in. Training is necessary for any dog planning on visiting a dog park, as it allows you to maintain control of your dog. While your dog should be able to comfortably be around other humans and dogs, there are also rules at dog parks that make it easy to give everyone an enjoyable experience. 

Let’s take a look at the 6 best dog parks in Honolulu, so you can know what each one has to offer. Each dog park is different, but if in the city, they are the best areas for off-leash fun for your pup. 

1. Forest City Dog Park

Oldest Dog: Taffy the Welsh Collie

With two sections for dogs to use, Forest City Dog park also has different agility structures for your pooch.


Forest City Dog Park
Location 3818-3842 Radford Dr, Honolulu, HI 96818
Hours Open 24 Hours
Price Free 

Two fenced-off areas are what make up Forest City Dog Park. One area is for large dogs, while another section is at this dog park for pups smaller than 35 lbs. Forest City dog park is for the residents of Forest City to use but is visited by many who pass through the area. The dog park is medium-sized at around 0.75 acres and is a grassy field for dogs to play in. 

There are two off-leash areas at Forest City Dog park, both are fenced off and have a double-gated entrance. Poop bags and trash cans are provided at this dog park. Water fountains are also available in the dog park. Small agility ramps and other structures spread across the dog park. There are plenty of benches and shade so you can comfortably watch your dog play. 

2. Aala Bark Park

Aala Bark Park
Location 280 N King St, Honolulu, HI 96817
Hours 7 AM-6 PM
Price Free 

At Aala Dog park, there are two sections for dogs to enjoy their time off-leash. One section is for small dogs, while the other is for larger pooches. Altogether, this dog park is around 10,000 square feet. Aala bark park gives plenty of shade since the area has a variety of large trees. The surfacing of this off-leash area is mostly dirt with some grass. It is best to bring your water in a bottle, as the water fountain is outside the park. You should also bring poop bags since they are not provided. 

3. Ala Wai Dog Park

Large Italian Spinone walking across a dog park.

With a size of around 15,000 square feet, Ala Wai Dog park only allows 2 dogs per person.


Ala Wai Dog Park
Location 2444 Hihiwai St, Honolulu, HI 96826
Hours 5 AM-10 PM
Price Free 

The Ala Wai dog park is a fun off-leash park for dogs to go crazy. It is fully fenced off, with two sections. One area is for breeds smaller than 20 lbs, while the other area is for large dogs. This dog park does not have much shade, and it may get a bit warm in the warm season. Water is provided, and you should bring your own bowl. A limit of 2 dogs per person is allowed in the dog park. Ala Wai dog park has natural grass surfacing and is a great dog park because of its large size. 

4. Moanalua Dog Park

Moanalua Dog Park
Location 2900 Moanalua Rd, Honolulu, HI, US, 96819
Hours 6 AM-9 PM
Price Free 

The Moanalua dog park is one of the oldest dog parks on the island of Oahu and in the city of Honolulu. This dog park is grass and dirt and provides a very spacious area for dogs to run around. Moanalua dog park is fully fenced off and filled with various breeds ready to play. While the area is very spacious, it is also well-shaded by the large trees. Trash cans and poop cans are abundant in the dog park, making it easy to keep the area clean. One issue to look out for when visiting the dog park is the biting flies and mosquitoes common in the area. 

5. Hawaiʻi Kai Dog Park

American bulldog standing in the grass

The Hawaii Kai Dog Park first opened in 2008.

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Hawaiʻi Kai Dog Park
Location 333 Keahole St, Honolulu, HI 96825
Hours 6 AM-8 PM
Price Free 

At Hawaii Kai Dog Park, there are two separate fenced-off areas for dogs to run around. The large and open space it provides is why it’s one of the best dog parks in Honolulu. The surface of this dog park is dirt and grass. Vibrant and green the area is well taken care of and showcases beauty common across other areas in Honolulu. First opening in 2008, it was created since there were not as many dog parks in Honolulu at the time. The large grassy fields this dog park gives for pups to play, water spigots to use, tennis balls, poop bags, and other friendly dogs make this park enjoyable.

6. Diamond Head Bark Park

Diamond Head Bark Park
Location 4155 Diamond Head Rd, Honolulu, HI 96816
Hours 7 AM-6 PM
Price Free 

The Diamond Head Bark Park is a popular off-leash area and is one of the first dog parks in Honolulu to open. This dog park is a completely fenced-off area for your pup to roam around and also has a double-gated entrance to further secure the area. The dog park is large and open, with a separate section for small breeds to play. Everything you need to care for your dog while visiting this park can be found in the area, such as water fountains and poop bags. Diamond Head Bark Park is one of the biggest dog parks in Honolulu and has plenty of seating spread around so you can comfortably watch your dog.

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Spiders, snakes, and lizards are my favorite types of animals, and I enjoy keeping some species as pets. I love learning about the various wonders nature has to offer and have been a writer for 5 years. In my spare time, you can find me getting out into nature.

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