The Humane Society plans to redevelop its campus to better serve more than 25,000 animals in need that arrive annually. Improvements include more housing, an all-new admissions center and a larger veterinary clinic. These renovations will help the Society better serve animals and reflect advances in progressive shelter design. We are sorry for the inconvenience to park users. Click here for a list of dog friendly parks.
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.
Memorial stones, which supporters have purchased in memory of pets or people in the dog park, will remain as a permanent fixture.