Manoa Valley District Park
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Manoa Valley Park is a gorgeous spot. High mountains surround you and emerald green grass stretches out before you. Trees provide shady spots. The playground has benches for the parents and there's usually plenty of people around because of the public pool and sports fields. I love to come here and look up at the blue blue sky and the mountains. One disadvantage is that it is always windy here.
Explore the beautiful college town of Manoa while you're here. Surrounded by high mountain ridges and gifted with huge rainbows that span the entire sky nearly every afternoon, Manoa is a magical place with groovy coffee shops, natural hippie grocery stores, and a strong sense of place. There is another delightful park with playground nearby: the mystical feeling University Avenue Park. You could also take a muddy slippery hike to the stunning Manoa Falls. Or have a long wonderful walk around the campus of University of Hawaii Manoa and enjoy the old regal trees and the nice architecture. There you will find peaceful Japanese gardens.
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Exit the H1 Freeway at University Ave. Head north toward the mountains. Stay on University Avenue as it goes uphill and then downhill. Then turn right on E. Manoa Rd. Go through Manoa town and then turn left on Lowrey Ave. Turn right on Kaaipu Ave and park in the large parking lot.
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|Today, I was going to meet my friends at the park, I got there early (about 645-7am), I was only there long enough to put my stuff down and fill up my water bottle. I barely sit down long enough and the next thing I know, a cop talks to me ands says I'm not supposed to be there and if he saw me there again, he would arrest me. He accused me of being homeless (I'm not, I had school later on and stuff to give to my friends). |
I don't appreciate being harrassed or the park maintence/pool people calling the cops on me when I'm not doing anything. If people had better things to do cite the dog owners, I saw several people in the park who had their dogs in an area where there were supposed to be no dogs allowed.
|My family's house is right next to the park...these pictures make me feel like I'm right there - hearing the birds and feeling the breeze and smelling the flowers!|
|I was born in Honolulu in 1945.I attended Manoa Valley Elementary School in Manoa Valley. Looking at these photos makes me remenber my childhood. I remember my brother and I climbing the mountains and playing games up there.|