The Ala Wai K9 Playground is an off-leash dog park in Honolulu, Hawaii. This canine play zone is a fully fenced enclosure in the corner of the city's Ala Wai Community Park. To reach the designated off-leash area, it is necessary to walk from the parking lot through the main park.
It's not far, but all dogs have to be kept on their leashes until actually inside the dog park. This dog park in Honolulu has two sections. One part is for dogs weighing under twenty pounds, the other for dogs over twenty pounds. Both areas are accessed via the same secure staging area and are clearly signed as to which is which.
The Ala Wai K9 Playground has a good covering of grass though this does get worn away in places in the large breed section and so some parts can get muddy at times. The off-leash areas encompass several large palm trees and are bordered by a canal.
The tropical trees don't particularly offer much shade during hot weather and dogs can't reach the canal water to dive in for a swim, though small splash pools are provided in the park for dogs to freshen up in when it's warm. Poop bag dispensers at the dog park are often depleted of stock, but as picking up poop is statutory, owners need to take their own.
There are containers for poop bag disposal as well as fresh water spigots provided. Most of the other regulations in force at the dog park are standard rules. There's a two dog per owner limit, and all handlers are required to be over eighteen years of age.
Children and teenagers are allowed in the off-leash areas, but if below the age of eighteen must be with a responsible adult. All pet owners are obliged to ensure their dog is free of parasites and any infectious diseases before exercising them in the off-leash areas.