Aikahi Playground, Kailua
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Aikahi Playground is an imaginative, wooden playground- a truly rare thing on Oahu. This is probably the only playground of its kind on the entire island, except for the playground at Honolulu Zoo which is wooden with ropes and things. Every other playground on the island is ordered from the same manufacturer! You arrive at a new playground and it's a disappointing deja vu!
On the grounds of Aikahi Elementary, this playground has an ocean animal theme. There's a sea monster wall, a huge turtle, giant sting ray to climb inside, fish, sharks, sea stars, and crabs. Kids can sit in a boat and steer. They can climb to the top of a pyramid fort. Ropes provide plenty of balancing fun. Colorful tiles decorate the surfaces. Fake grass cushions any falls. Huge, twisty trees provide shade. There are slides, monkey bars, a rock climbing wall, a curvy tube slide, ramps, bridges, stepping stones.
The location is a little cramped beside a parking lot, messy-looking neighborhood, and classrooms, but there is a large lawn on one side where kids can run freely.
A huge congratulations to whoever organized the creation of this beautiful playground!
After playing, go for a walk or swim at Kailua Beach. Or check out the cool beach town of Kailua.
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Aikahi Playground is located at Aikahi Elementary School, at 281 Ilihau Street, Kailua. You have to come during non-school hours.
From Kaneohe Bay Dr, turn east (toward the water, away from the hills) on Ilihau St. The parking lot is immediately on the left.
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Overall Visitor Rating:
|The park is great, we've been going for the last year. Today, however, we had two official looking and sounding people inform me that the park is private property and no "strangers" are allowed and that it will be "policed" until 6pm each night. This site states that the park is "on the grounds of Aikahi Elementary" which is a PUBLIC school... so as a kailua resident and home owner... Don't I pay for this?!|
|This park is awesome!! I take my three children, ages 2 1/2, 6 and 9 regularly. It is the best and most diverse park we\'ve found. The only thing that is missing that would make it the ULTIMATE park.....are swings!!! My children love to swing!! And there is only one other place we\'ve found with swings, there are only two of them and they\'re always taken :( So, anyway....it\'s a great park with interesting things for kids of all ages to be entertained.|
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