Honolulu, HI
2021 ParkScore® ranking: #57
Our analysis is based on five characteristics of an effective park system:
access, investment, acreage, amenities, and equity.
How we calculated Honolulu’s ParkScore rating:
55 out of 100
50 out of 100
38 out of 100
43 out of 100
57 out of 100
How does it work?
Cities can earn a maximum ParkScore rating of 100 points,
calculated as an average of their points for each of the
five categories. In evaluating park systems, we include
all publicly accessible land within the 100 most populous
U.S. cities that functions as a park. ParkScore index methodology
We're working to ensure there's a park within a 10-minute walk of home
of every person, in every neighborhood, in every city across America.
Is Honolulu meeting that goal?
of residents live within a 10 minute walk of a park.
National average 55%
Percent of residents within a
10-minute walk of a park by age
Children (0 - 19)
Adults (20 - 64)
Seniors (65+)
Percent of residents within a
10-minute walk of a park by income
Percent of residents within a 10-minute walk of a park by race/ethnicity

*Excludes those that report Hispanic origin (which is captured separately from race by the U.S. Census).

Park Space Per Person by Race/Ethnicity Relative to City Median

Selected Findings:

Residents in neighborhoods of color have access to 26% less park space per person than the city median and 39% less than those in white neighborhoods.

Any Census-designated race/ethnicity not shown above does not meet the minimum threshold to be displayed.

Park Space per Person By Income Relative to the City Median

Selected Findings:

Residents in low-income neighborhoods have access to 19% more park space per person than the city median and 2% more than those in high-income neighborhoods.

of Honolulu's city land is used for parks and recreation.
National median 15%
Where in Honolulu are parks needed most?
Honolulu has 449 parks
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Honolulu Park Amenities Compared to the 100 Largest U.S. Cities
Basketball Hoops
59 th percentile
3.8 per 10,000 people
Dog Parks
21 st percentile
0.7 per 100,000 people
14 th percentile
1.6 per 10,000 people
73 rd percentile
2.4 per 10,000 people
Recreation and Senior Centers
89 th percentile
1.6 per 20,000 people
9 th percentile
0 per 100,000 people
Honolulu’s Park Spending Per Capita
Honolulu’s total spending per capita: $83
National Averages, Spending Per Capita:
City agency: $81 (85%)
Other public agencies: $6 (6%)
Private organizations: $5 (5%)
Monetized volunteer hours: $4 (4%)
TOTAL: $96
Mayor Kirk Caldwell has pledged to adopt long-term, system-wide strategies to make sure every Honolulu resident has access to all the benefits parks provide.
"I have endorsed the vision that everyone should have a park or open space within a 10-minute walk of home." — Mayor Caldwell
Learn about the 10-Minute Walk campaign
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The Trust for Public Land worked with its partners to purchase and protect this former pineapple plantation for use by local farmers on O'ahu.

Helemano Wilderness Recreation Area, O'ahu

In 2018, The Trust for Public Land purchased nearly 2,900 acres of watershed and former plantation land in the Helemano area of Central O‘ahu from Dole Food Company and conveyed it to the State of Hawai‘i Department of Land and Natural Resources, Division of Forestry and Wildlife (“DOFAW”). The...