Ala Moana Regional Park
Destination to Paradise – Ala Moana Beach, on the island of O’ahu
Ala Moana Beach Park is a free public park on the island of Oahu, U.S. state of Hawaii, located between Waikiki and downtown Honolulu. This 100-acre park has a wide gold-sand beach that is over a half-mile long.
Kâlia is the ancient name for the Ala Moana area. According to mo’olelo, there were many fishponds there. And many Hawaiian fisherman lived in the area. While our kupuna remember Kâlia that way, that image is foreign to us today. It actually used to be swamp land. In the early 1900s, the swamp land of Kâlia was filled in with sand to create a the park, that is now frequented by many visitors, beach goers and surfers, and now called Ala Moana. It’s now a playground for most by let’s not forget Kâlia, the fishing ground of the past.
You can bet that the community will be out and about laying in the sun, smoking their bbq with ono kine grindz, but more importantly fellowshipping with their ‘Ohana.