One of the big pluses of living downtown or in suburbs of Honolulu is Ala Moana Park and Magic Island peninsula. Watching canoes, fishermen, Diamond Head and the Waikiki skyline are on the East side; Waves, sunbathers, sunsets to die for on the West Side. Protected swimming cove and a jogging/walking path surround it and are frequented by all types of people walking, jogging, biking and gazing at the changing seascapes. Endless sunsets are the show of the day, and the surf crashing onto the tip of the island makes it alive. The pathways and grassy areas are badly! in need of upkeep and care, however, due to heavy use. Signs that say NO DOGS should be obeyed but are not; after all the grass is used to sit and eat meals upon! Magic Island will not be magical for long unless these needs are met.