Although the pandemic continues to restrict physical interactions resulting in limited gathering sizes and the closure of most indoor park facilities, the Honolulu Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) will be offering virtual park activities as part of its upcoming spring program.
Registration for virtual park activities will begin on Tuesday, Jan. 19 at 9 a.m. (HST) via the Parks & Recreation Online System (PROS). That system can be accessed by accessing the official DPR website or visiting pros.hnl.info.
With the pandemic restrictions in mind, DPR staff focused on providing activities that can be conducted virtually or by using physically-distanced, drop-off opportunities. A majority of the activities will be conducted via Zoom conference meetings with access links provided to registered participants at least one day before the first class. Use of a computer, tablet, or smartphone with Internet access and functioning camera and speaker will be necessary for those activities.
Although the way to enrich the island community has been modified, there will still be a wide variety of educational, exercise, and enjoyment opportunities available virtually to participants of all ages.
There are over 400 virtual class opportunities available this spring, with subjects including but not limited to:
- Arts & crafts (beading, origami, painting, sewing, etc.)
- Book clubs
- Dancing (hip hop, hula, line dancing, etc.)
- Joke and story telling
- Keiki education
- Lei making
- Music lessons (guitar, kanikapila, ukulele, etc.)
- Senior clubs
- Sports skills (basketball, pickleball, volleyball, etc.)
- Wide variety of other games
Virtual spring activities are scheduled to begin the week of Feb. 1, 2021.
For more information about classes offered by particular park staff, please call the respective park district offices:
District 1 – Hawaiʻi Kai to McCully (808) 768-8944
District 2 – Makiki to ʻAiea (808) 768-9292
District 3 – Pearlridge to Waiʻanae to Wahiawā (808) 768-6889
District 4 – Waialua to Waimānalo (808) 768-8980
District 5 – Central O‘ahu Regional Park (808) 677-8849