*NEW* Applications to reserve park pavilions NOW accepted. See below for additional information.

COVID-19 Standard Operating Procedures (SOP):

In order to provide for the health, safety and welfare of the public, the Department of Parks & Recreation (DOPR) offices at the Lihue Civic Center will continue to be closed to the public until further notice. DOPR's current business hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.

Our front office staff is available via telephone at (808) 241-4460 or email at parks@kauai.gov. A staff member will return calls within 24 hours of a message received or the next business day for messages received after the close of business on Fridays.

Applications to reserve select park pavilions are now being accepted.  Reservations are available for pavilion use beginning on Friday, July 23.  For additional information and to submit an application, please visit our Permitting Page.  Please call (808) 241-4458 should you have any questions or need assistance.

Neighborhood Centers are open on a limited basis and currently accepting applications for classes, trainings, and meetings. Please see the notice below for additional information and to complete the application.

Camping permits for select campgrounds may be obtained through our Permitting Page.

The Wailua Golf Course has implemented its own SOPs that can be found at www.kauai.gov/golf

Information on the use of County pools can be found at www.kauai.gov/government/departments-agencies/parks-recreation/facilities.

Parks & Recreation


Department Goals

  • To develop, improve and maintain quality recreational facilities.
  • To coordinate, implement and maintain/monitor beautification and safety of County property.

Duties and Functions
The responsibilities of the Division of Park Maintenance are:

  • To coordinate, implement and maintain/monitor beautification of County property.
  • To set policies, rules and regulations and administer to the needs of the public.
  • To operate and maintain County facilities which include tennis/basketball courts,  athletic fields, parks and playgrounds, stadiums, pavilions, neighborhood centers, public cemeteries and the beautification areas.


Friday, April 30, 2021
2021 Summer Fun Program Registration

Online registration for the 2021 Summer Fun Program will begin on May 5 at 8:00 a.m. 

The program will run on weekdays from June 14 to July 23 (except July 5 in observance of the Independence Day holiday), from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  Program sites include the Kīlauea, Kapa‘a, Anahola, Līhu‘e, Kalāheo, Hanapēpē, Waimea, and Kekaha neighborhood centers.  The cost of enrollment is $50 per child and includes lunch.  Masks are required and social distancing guidelines will be observed.

Please visit https://www.kauairecreation.org to register children ages 5 to 11 years old.  Enrollment is limited and will be handled on a first-come, first-served basis.

If an auxiliary aid or program modification is needed to participate, email mokamoto@kauai.gov at least 10 business days before the program begins.

Tuesday, April 13, 2021
Neighborhood Center Application

Beginning April 15, 2021, the Department of Parks and Recreation will be accepting applications for classes, trainings, and meetings at the Neighborhood Centers.  The maximum number of participants for classes is 10 and the maximum number of participants for meetings and trainings is 25.

If you are interested in using a neighborhood center, please complete the Application.

For more information, please contact Cindy at (808) 241-4467.

Friday, February 26, 2021
Black Pot Beach Park Master Plan – Public Input

Comments on the draft Black Pot Beach Park Master Plan are now being accepted until March 21, 2021. Click here for information on the draft plan and instructions on how to submit your comments.

Friday, February 14, 2020
Rules & Regulations Governing Commercial Boating Activities at County Beach Parks

The Department of Parks and Recreation has decided to adopt the Rules and Regulations Governing Commercial Boating Activities at County Beach Parks as amended.  Click here to view the rules.

Friday, July 19, 2019
Location For Getting Weke Ramp Recreational Use Permits

REMINDER:  DOPR has implemented a permit process for the recreational use of the Weke Boat Ramp between the hours of 10 p.m. and 5 a.m.

To sign-up for a permit, please bring the following documents and information with you to the customer service window at the Līhu‘e Civic Center, Pi‘ikoi Building:

  • Boat registration;
  • Trailer registration;
  • Boater Education Card;
  • Vessel number; and
  • Trailer license plate number.

The hours of operation are Monday to Friday, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., excluding holidays. 

For more information, please contact the main office at 241-4460.

Thursday, February 21, 2013
Hanamaulu Beach Park is currently closed for camping until further notice. The park is open to the public from 6:00am to 10:00pm daily. Park is closed to the public from 10:00pm to 6:00am daily and park gates are locked from 10:00pm each night and opened at 6:00am each morning.

Thursday, February 21, 2013

The Coast Pedestrian/Bike Path is now open from Safeway in Waipouli, along Moana Kai Road, to the Lihi in Kapaʻa and on to Kuna Bay. The Lydgate Park portion consists of the section of path from the Kamalani Camp Ground area, through the park and along the Sports Fields and along Nalu Road, north along Wailua Beach and up along Papaloa Road. We would like to pass on the following information. With the safety of the path users in mind, we would like to please ask everyone to obey all county laws regarding the use of the pedestrian/bike path. The pedestrian/bike path and the area surrounding it are considered a county park. All laws governing our parks apply to all sections of the path whether the section is officially open or closed. Signs have been installed at the trailheads and access points to the pathway and more will follow. Motorized vehicles are not allowed to operate on or park on the path

The following are some of the laws governing the use of the designated dog portion of the pathAny dog handler with a dog utilizing the shared use path portion designated to allow dogs must:

  • Be in command and control of dog at all times.
  • Have no more than two (2) dogs under his control.
  • Immediately remove his dog if it exhibits aggressive behavior.
  • Visibly carry the necessary instruments required for the removal and disposal of dog feces.
  • Pick up and dispose of any and all feces left by the dog.
  • Have the dog wear at all times a valid current dog license tag that is clearly and visibly attached to the dog's collar.
  • Have the dog on a leash that is no more that six (6) feet in length at all times.  Retractable leashes shall not be allowed.
The following are some of the laws governing the use of the path:
  • No Animals Are Allowed on the portion of the path located at Lydgate Park from Nalu Road (Lydgate Park rock sign) towards the ponds and pavilions.
  • No Motorized Vehicles Are Allowed.
  • No Camping Along the Path
  • No Open Fires Allowed.

If you are issued a citation for any violations of our Parks Ordinances, you will be required to appear in court and can be penalized up to five hundred ($500.00) for each violation.

Bicyclists using the shared use path are required to stop at all posted Stop signs posted at all path crossing.

We hope you have a safe and enjoyable experience while using the path, Aloha.

Contact Information

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Patrick T. Porter

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Wallace G. Rezentes Jr.
Deputy Director

Department of Parks & Recreation
4444 Rice St.
Moʻikeha Building, Suite 105
Lihue, HI 96766

Phone:  (808)241-4460
Fax:       (808)241-5126
Email:    parks@kauai.gov

Hours of Operation:
Monday through Friday 
7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., HST 

Kaua'i Parks & Recreation Master Plan Update

Herbicide Spraying Schedule

Herbicide treatments are scheduled as needed.
Notification will be posted 24 hours prior to application.