Humane Society Dog Park

An off-leash place for dogs and their humans to romp, roam and reflect. Our Dog Park is one-third acre of grass, trees and tropical foliage at the Hawaiian Humane Society. The grounds are encircled by a redwood fence, ensuring the safety of dogs and allowing them to enjoy being off leash. Dogs can sniff the plants, play in the waterfall, run on the grass and socialize with canine friends.

Dog Park Hours

Mon – Fri: 11 am – 7 pm
Weekends & Most Holidays: 10 am – 4 pm
Our dog park closes occasionally due to weather conditions, repairs and maintenance.

Holiday Hours

• Christmas Eve & New Year’s Eve: 10 am – 4 pm
• Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas & New Year’s Day

Park Guidelines

  • Pet owners accept full responsibility for themselves, their pets and their children.
  • Dogs are to be leashed while entering and exiting the park.
  • Dogs in heat should be left at home.
  • Puppies and dogs are to be vaccinated and healthy.
  • Dogs are to be kept under close supervision of their owners.
  • Leash your dog in the park at the first sign of aggressive behavior.
  • Pick up after your dog (doggie clean-up bags provided).

View Map of Dog Park


It is most convenient to park in the back parking lot at the Hawaiian Humane Society when visiting the Dog Park. From Waialae Avenue, make the first right after the Humane Society onto Kehena Place, just makai of our building. About 50 feet up this street, on the right, is the entrance to the parking lot.

Park History
Established in 1999 with a grant from the McInerny Foundation, the Humane Society opened its gates as Oahu's second off-leash dog park. The Humane Society opened its park to provide a neighborhood gathering place for off-leash play as there was only one other option for dog owners at the time – Diamond Head’s Bark Park. It stood as a model to inspire other neighborhoods to create public spaces where dogs would be welcome. At that time, an opinion with some popularity was that off-leash parks were dangerous, dirty and noisy. We proved them wrong! Since then, Oahu is now home to six off-leash parks including the nearby Ala Wai Dog Park, which fills the need of central Honolulu that is densely populated by apartment buildings.

The Humane Society park is not a State or County offering. It is a privately run park and supported entirely by the generosity of donors who have made possible the upkeep of landscape, water features, benches, lighting and fencing. For more than 15 years, this park has been a gift to the community from the Humane Society.