Heeia State Park and Fishpond
Heeia State Park is located at Kealohi Point in Kaneohe Bay on Oahu’s windward side and provides scenic views of one of Hawaii’s largest fishponds as well as Heeia-Kea Harbor. Three of Oahu’s five remaining ancient fishponds are located on Kaneohe Bay. Heeia State Park serves as an outdoor classroom for community groups.
The non-profit organization called Friends of Heeia serves as a steward of the park and organizes various educational programs as well as community work projects to restore the ahupuaa (traditional Hawaiian land division) including Heeia Stream which flows into Kaneohe Bay. Friends of Heeia formed in 1982 to save Kealohi Point and Heeia Fishpond from development. The group now offers interpretive programs for the community, including teachers and students, covering such topics as marine science, coastal ecosystems, Hawaiian ethnobotany, and water quality testing.
Heeia Fishpond encompasses more than 88 acres and is enclosed by a 5,000 foot wall. Scenes from Karate Kid 2 were filmed here. Facilities at Heeia State Park include restrooms, outdoor showers, drinking water, and a pay phone.
Heeia State Park is located at 46-465 Kamehameha Highway (Highway 836) at Kealohi Point in Kaneohe Bay. The park is open from 7:30 to 6:30 daily. Admission is free.
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