Parks & Recreation


Department Goals

  • To develop, improve and maintain quality recreational facilities.
  • To coordinate, implement and maintain/monitor beautification and safety of County property.

Duties and Functions
The responsibilities of the Division of Park Maintenance are:

  • To coordinate, implement and maintain/monitor beautification of County property.
  • To set policies, rules and regulations and administer to the needs of the public.
  • To operate and maintain County facilities which include tennis/basketball courts,  athletic fields, parks and playgrounds, stadiums, pavilions, neighborhood centers, public cemeteries and the beautification areas.


Wednesday, May 11, 2022
2022 Summer Fun Program Registration

Registration for the 2022 Summer Fun Program will begin on Monday, May 16 at 8:00 a.m. online at

The Summer Fun Program will run from June 13 to July 22, Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., except on July 4 in observance of Independence Day.  It is open to children 5 to 11 years old.  

The cost of enrollment is $75 per child.  Program sites include the Kīlauea, Kapa‘a, Līhu‘e, Kalāheo, Hanapēpē, and Kekaha neighborhood centers, as well as the Anahola Clubhouse.

Enrollment is limited and will be handled on a first-come, first-served basis.  

Due to a recent software upgrade, interested individuals are encouraged to log in to and update their accounts prior to registration day (May 16) by visiting the website above.  Anyone needing assistance accessing their account or creating an account online may contact their nearest neighborhood center.  Contact information for the neighborhood centers can be found on our Neighborhood Centers webpage.

For more information about the Summer Fun Program, please contact Cindy Duterte at or (808) 241-4467.

Thursday, March 3, 2022
Amusement Equipment at Select County Pavilions

Officials are allowing the use of amusement equipment at the larger pavilions.  All equipment must be provided and managed by a vendor who is permitted through DOPR.  Vendors must be approved at least 15 days prior to the event.  Further requirements for amusement equipment are detailed on the permit application that can be found on the Commercial Activity webpage.

The "larger pavilions" are:

  1. Hanamā‘ulu Beach Park

  2. Lydgate (Large)

  3. Niumalu 

  4. Po‘ipū Beach Park (Main)

  5. Salt Pond #1 (Main) - dry inflatables only, no waterslides

  6. Wailua Houselots

Friday, February 14, 2020
Rules & Regulations Governing Commercial Boating Activities at County Beach Parks

The Department of Parks and Recreation has decided to adopt the Rules and Regulations Governing Commercial Boating Activities at County Beach Parks as amended.  Click here to view the rules.

Contact Information

photo of Pat Porter
Patrick T. Porter

photo of Wallace G. Rezentes Jr.
Wallace G. Rezentes Jr.
Deputy Director

Department of Parks & Recreation
4444 Rice St.
Moʻikeha Building, Suite 105
Lihue, HI 96766

Phone:  (808)241-4460
Fax:       (808)241-5126

Hours of Operation:
Monday through Friday 
7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., HST 

Kaua‘i Parks & Recreation Master Plans Update

Parks Master Plan

Master Plan Update document

Master Plan for Black Pot Beach Park

Master Plan for Black Pot Beach Park

Appendices for Master Plan for Black Pot Beach Park

Herbicide Spraying Schedule

Herbicide treatments are scheduled as needed.
Notification will be posted 24 hours prior to application.