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“Lovely Monument!”
Review of Prince Kuhio Park

Prince Kuhio Park
Reviewed July 2, 2013

Saying this park needs playground equipment totally misses the cultural significance of the area!

Prince Jonah Kuhio Kalaniana'ole, Delegate to Congress and tireless worker for native Hawaiian rights, was born on this very spot along the Po'ipu coast at Kukui'ula in 1871. He was the last royal heir to the Hawaiian throne. The foundation of his royal home and fishpond is part of Kuhio Park. The Ho'ai Heiau is also located here toward the back, left side.

The Prince was so beloved that his birthday, March 26, is a state holiday and celebrated with island-wide cultural events, with many of them held in the park. This being such a culturally significant area, one needs to learn a little bit about our Hawaiian culture before labeling this park as "unused and vacant".

2  Thank KarolyL
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Reviewed June 26, 2013

This is a lovely, quaint park with historic building foundations, fabulous views and a nice little pond. A quiet place to get away from the tourist crowd. Thankfully, this is an historic location so the likelihood is slim that they'd put in a tourist playground here for people who don't see any value to simple, serene, and culturally valuable places.

1  Thank veelia H
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Reviewed June 16, 2013

My husband and I have visited Kauai on seven different occasions and I've only ever seen this place in use once for some type of family reunion. The lawn stays perpetually dead, there are very few trees and there's pretty much nothing to see or do there. They would get a ton more traffic if it had playground equipment for the kids. Instead, it sits vacant and unused. There's covered pavilion space but no bathrooms. It's across the street from the beach but it's too rocky to enter the water there. So what you have is basically an empty park -- it makes me sad every time we go by it. What a waste.

Thank homeowner E
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Reviewed June 8, 2013

Well maintained place, very accessible.
Nice to see, but not much to learn.
Good stop on a mornong walk!

Thank jacques l
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Reviewed May 5, 2013

When we visited in June last year, this park was bone dry, but here at the end of April, it was green as can be.
There has been a lot of rain. This monument marks the birth place of Prince Kuhio. Having visited the Kauai Museum in Lihue this trip, we had a new appreciation for the Prince. We also learned that the expensive residential development behind the park has recently donated 16 additional acres and that's a good thing for the community.

1  Thank goadventures
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