Kapiolani Park Preservation Society

KPPS is a 501(c)(3) devoted to informing the public of the unique public charitable trust of the Park and to its mission
of keeping Kapiolani Park free and open to the public.

The trust dates to 1896, and was essentially lost to the public until KPPS formed to prevent park land being taken for a Burger King.

KPPS prevailed in court and was able to revive the trust. The trust is now overseen by the Attorney General's office, as by law that office is parens patriae to public charitable trusts. KPPS is a watchdog group and sometime litigant to protect the park. Our most recent case was another Hawaii Supreme Court victory.

Kapiolani Park Preservation Society

Mayor Carlisle and the City Proclamations

Leahi (Diamond Head)

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Mission: Remain FREE and open to the public ~ Since 1980.