Kokua Line

By June Watanabe

Saturday, October 2, 1999

No keeping Fido
out of these parks

Question: Can you print a list of the parks where dogs are allowed?

Answer: Here's the list of 33 city parks on Oahu that allow leashed dogs, plus one "bark park" created specially for pooches and another one set to open soon:

Bullet District I, Honolulu: Kamole Park, 1451 Kamole St.; Manoa Triangle, Manoa and East Manoa roads; Moiliili Triangle, Beretania and S. King streets; Nehu Playground, 5231 Nehu Place; Pukele Playground, 1415 Pukele Ave.; and Wailupe Valley Playground, 969 Hind Uka Drive, Wailupe Valley.

Bullet District II, West Honolulu: Aiea Recreation Center, 99-350 Aiea Heights Road; Kalihi Valley Field, 1911 Kamehameha IV Road; and Kamamalu Playground, 1440 Queen Emma St.

Bullet District III: Leeward/Central Oahu: Ewa Beach Community Park, 91-955 North Road; Honowai Playground, 94-660 Honowai St., Waipahu; Iliahi Playground, 2021 California Ave., Wahiawa; Kaalia Park, 150 Kilani Ave., Wahiawa; Maili Playground, 87-360 Kulaaupuni St., Waianae; Makaha Valley Field, 84-730 Manuku St., Waianae; Manana Neighborhood Park, 1550 Kuahaka St., Pearl City.

Also, Mililani Neighborhood Park, 94-245 Kaloapau St.; Mililani Waena Park, 95-590 Naholoholo St.; Palisades Playground, 2299 Auhuhu St., Pearl City; Pearl City Kai Playground, 785 Hoomaemae St.; Pililaau Field, 85-166 Plantation Road, Waianae; Waimalu Playground, 98-375 Moanalua Road, Aiea; Waipahu Recreation Center, 94-230 Paiwa St.; and Whitmore Playground, 1259 Whitmore Ave., Wahiawa.

Bullet District IV, Windward Oahu: Waimanalo District Park, 41-415 Hihimanu St.; Heeia Park, 46-220 Haiku Road; Kamananui Playground, 67-369 Alahaka Place, Waialua; Kaneohe Civic Center, 45-613 Puohala St.; Pohakupu Park, 1329 Kailua Road, Kailua; and Kahuku District Park, 56-170 Pualalea St.

Bullet District V, Honolulu: Medial strip of Kapiolani Park, Koko Head of the fountain; Thomas Square, 925 S. Beretania St.; and Waikiki Playground, which is part of Kapiolani Park, bordered by Leahi, Paki and Monsarrat avenues.

Also, there is the volunteer-maintained "Bark Park" at Diamond Head Road and 18th Avenue in Kaimuki, where dogs are allowed to run loose in an enclosed area.

Dogs soon will be able to run free as well at the McInerny Dog Park at the Hawaiian Humane Society, 2700 Waialae Ave. The enclosed park will open Oct. 17 to the general public. Hours will be noon-8 p.m. weekdays and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. weekends.

Chip off the old dog

In honor of Love-A-Dog Month, the Hawaiian Humane Society and nine Oahu veterinarians will provide microchip IDs for dogs for $5 each Sunday in October. Each microchip holds an individual code that can be read with a hand-held scanner.

It costs about $25 to insert a microchip between a dog's shoulder blades. If a lost microchipped dog is brought to the HHS, its code will be scanned and checked against a database at the HHS. Most vets also have scanners, the HHS said.

The $5 fee will be offered each Sunday in October, beginning tomorrow, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at the HHS. No appointment necessary.

However, appointments are necessary at the following veterinary clinics: Aina Haina Pet Hospital; Animal Clinic; East Honolulu Pet Hospital; Family Veterinary Clinic; Feather and Fur Clinic; Haiku Veterinary Clinic; Hawaii Kai Veterinary Clinic; Newtown Veterinary Clinic; The Pet Doctor; and Waianae Veterinary Clinic.

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fax 525-6711, or write to P.O. Box 3080, Honolulu 96802.
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