On October 14, 2018, the Hanalei Initiative hostED the Hanalei Playground fundraiser. We are building the first Public Playground in Hanalei in over three decades.

A great playground not only provides children with endless hours of free play and exercise, but it can also help tie a community together by serving as a common space for families to gather. In a relaxed setting where residents and visitors can connect and interact, new friendships are formed and community ties are deepened through feelings of belonging. 

The Hanalei Initiative is in discussions with the County of Kauai to design and build the first Hanalei public playground in over three decades! We have a design committee with participants from the community beginning the design phase and for feedback once we get a few ideas. This is a legacy project that will fill the community with pride for years to come. 


While we are not certain of a site, we are hopeful that The Waioli Corporation will consider allowing a playground to be built behind the basketball court in the Waioli Town Park.  Other locations are being considered and a list of pros and cons has been developed. If you would like to participate, have concerns, or want to support please reach out anytime.