Higashihara Park

South Kona Coast

If you have young kids, head north a mile or so from Honalo and enjoy shady Higashihara Park. Its unique Hawaii-themed wooden play structure is both attractive and endlessly climbable. It is on the makai (seaward) side, between Miles 114 and 115.

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