DOs and DON'Ts
- Friendship Garden is privately owned by the Friendship Garden Foundation.
- The general public is welcomed to enjoy the garden during daylight hours as long as they take care of it.
In order to maintain the peace and quality of the garden’s environment:
- Commercial enterprises and tours cannot be accommodated.
- Please walk the trails. Running can be dangerous and is not appropriate to the garden’s meditative atmosphere.
- Please keep to the trails. Going off the trails, taking short cuts between trails damages the Garden plantings and leads to erosion.
- Please keep your dogs on a leash near the Garden entrance. Neighbors have lost cats from dogs whose owners were unable to control them. Cleaning up after your pets is essential.
- Please carry out what you bring with you to the garden.
- Please do not remove anything from the Garden, including flowers, plant material and rocks.
- Please do not damage or write on the Garden’s historic structures.
- Please be considerate of the residents of Kokokahi Place. The Garden was originally their private recreation and meditation area. While the Garden is now open to the public, it is important to respect the original vision of Kokokahi – We are all of “one blood”, all part of the larger human family who need to care for one another.
- PARKING is very limited along a narrow residential street. There are four parking spaces along the garden frontage -- two near the entrance steps and two spaces farther along at the bend in the road alongside the garden's road frontage. Cars parked partialy on the road pavement may be ticketed by the police. Groups with more than three cars cannot be accommodated.
- School GROUPS should be dropped off and picked up after the visit.
- Please note: The Garden is maintained as an “improved wilderness”. The trails are steep in some places, occasionally muddy and blocked by fallen trees.
- Exercise caution and enter at your own risk.
- PITCH IN! When you visit Friendship Garden, if you find any trash left lying around by previous visitors, please pick it up and dispose of it. If you see anyone abusing the Garden, please ask them to respect the Garden's gift to all of us.
- For tree falls and/or damage to Garden structures, please email email@example.com
The Google map above shows our location at the turn on the crest of Kokokahi Place. Double-click, scroll or swipe to enlarge or zoom.
Kokokahi Place begins at Kane'ohe Bay Drive just opposite the Kokokahi YWCA. Kane'ohe Bay Drive is easily accessed from Honolulu via the Likelike Highway, Kamehameha Highway or the H3 freeway.
IMPORTANT PARKING INFORMATION
PARKING is very limited to four off road spaces fronting the garden. Car tires must be off the road pavement to avoid being ticketed by the police, If our parking area is full, please park at the bottom of the hill and walk up, or come back another day . Week days are less busy. Please respect the residential nature of the neighborhood. You are a guest near their homes.
School GROUPS should be dropped off and picked up after the visit.
Please be considerate of the residents of Kokokahi Place. The Garden was originally their private recreation and meditation area. While the Garden is now open to the public, it is important to respect the original vision of Kokokahi – We are all of “one blood”, all part of the larger human family who need to care for one another.
Below is a sketched map of the trail system. Click to enlarge...