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Bark Parks

Update 9/4/2020: In an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19, our dog parks will be closed until September 18, 2020

Bring your canine friends out for some well-deserved exercise and fun at one of three Hawaii Island Humane Society's dog parks. The facility hours are below, along with the closure schedule for volunteer programs such as Jr. Pals and New Leash on Life.


 Water Park Fun SMALL EDITAnimal Community Center's Central Bark Park

Location: 78-6767 Mamalahoa Hwy. Holualoa, HI 96725 Map
Keauhou Mauka by the Water Department

Hours: Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday from 9:00am-4:00pm

Central Bark Parks are controlled and maintained by HIHS. If you would like to volunteer to open/close the parks and maintain the facilities, please email Bebe Ackerman at 




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Kea'au Shelter's Bark Park

Location: 16-873 Keaau Pahoa Hwy, Keaau, HI 96749 Map

Hours: Monday - Friday: 7am-9am, 4:30pm-5:30pm, Saturday: 7am-9am

There are two Bark Parks at the Kea'au shelter, one for large breed dogs and the other for small dogs under 30 pounds.





All Bark Parks are controlled and maintained by HIHS. They are the only public, off-leash dog parks on the island.

To ensure that owners and their pets have a great time while visiting one of Hawaii Island Humane Society's Dog Parks, there are a few rules all visitors must abide by.

  • Dogs and children must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Maximum of 3 dogs per adult.
  • Aggressive, excessive mounters, in heat or sick dogs not allowed.
  • Dogs must be leashed when entering and exiting.
  • Allow new dogs to enter without crowding.
  • Off leash dogs should be under voice control.
  • Owners must carry a leash and closely supervise their dog(s)
    and children.
  • Strollers, carriages, bicycles and toys not allowed.
  • Smoking, alcoholic beverages, food or treats not allowed.
  • Equipment for dogs only. Children cannot climb on equipment
    or play in water features.
  • Pick-up and dispose of dog poop immediately.
  • Vaccinations and license should be current.
  • Please exit if your dog becomes unruly.

Entry into the Central Bark Dog Park is at the risk of owners and handlers of dogs. Owners and handlers are responsible for the behavior of their dogs, and are solely liable for any damage to property, persons, or other animals caused by their dog(s).