North Shore Dog Park


The North Shore Dog Park is open to the public and free to use.

Located in the Wai Koa Plantation in Kilauea, your dogs have a comfortable place to run off-leash, exercise and socialize at the North Shore Dog Park. The dog park is ADA-accessible, and features double-gated entries into separate play spaces for large and small dogs. For directions to the park, click here.

The success of the North Shore Dog Park depends on us. Click here for dog park rules.

The North Shore Dog Park was built by our community.

The North Shore Dog Park is privately funded, designed and built by the Kauai North Shore Community Foundation, with no city, county or government funding. It was created through a donor-advised fund; located on land generously donated for use by Bill and Joan Porter; and built and sustained by donors and volunteers.

With materials donated by Shawn & Mark Hurt, the North Shore Lions Club worked hard to build two shade structures, providing relief for the dog park guests from the hot sun and frequent rain showers. Dog park volunteers helped with the painting and planting around the structures.

The annual Paws Around the Park is a fun social event for dogs and friends, The event is also a fundraiser, to care for the North Shore Dog Park for an entire year and sustain a reserve fund for future repairs of the fences, benches, dog poop stations and shade structures. Maintenance throughout the year at the dog park costs about $10,000 and includes mowing, weed whacking, trimming trees and hedges, water filters, portable toilets maintenance, chairs/pools/toys, and more.


The North Shore Dog Park is sustained entirely by community contributions.

You can help to keep the park a beautiful, safe, and enjoyable place for dogs and their humans. There are a variety of ways you can support the North Shore Dog Park (even if you don’t have dogs). Renew or signup for the annual Dog Park Membership, donate to the park, and/or sponsor the annual fundraiser Paws Around the Park.

Your donation is tax-deductible. Thank you for your support!

Sign up or renew your North Shore Dog Park annual membership today.

Choose from 3 annual membership levels with these benefits:

$250 Annual Loyal Companion Membership:

  • Plaque with your dog’s name displayed at the Dog Park for one year
  • North Shore Dog Park T-shirt
  • Leash or collar (Pick up at Pawrific Dog Grooming)
  • Name on Dog Park Members Plaque at the North Shore Dog Park for one year

$100 Annual Tail Wagger Membership:

  • North Shore Dog Park T-shirt
  • Leash or Collar (Pick up at Pawrific Dog Grooming)
  • Name on Dog Park Members Plaque at the North Shore Dog Park for one year

$50 Annual Furry Friend Membership:

  • Leash or collar (Pick up at Pawrific Dog Grooming)
  • Name on Dog Park Members Plaque at the North Shore Dog Park for one year

Member Levels

You may also download the membership form and write a check: payable to the Kauai North Shore Community Foundation, indicate Dog Park Membership on the check memo. Drop it off at the Princeville at Hanalei Community Association office, 4334 Emmalani Drive in Princeville or mail to: Kauai North Shore Community Foundation, Dog Park, PO Box 223381, Princeville, HI 96722.

Recognize your loved ones (human and canine) with Park Naming Opportunities.

Your donor plaque will be displayed at the North Shore Dog Park. Contact April McGinnis for more information:
(808) 826-6687 or via
Naming Opportunities include:
• Water station – $2,500
• Bench – $1,500
• Tree – $500
• Shade structure – $15,000 Thank you to the Kauai North Shore Lions Club and other volunteers for building our dog park shelters!

Mahalo nui loa to the very generous North Shore Dog Park donors and volunteers:

Park Founders – Donations of $1000 or more

Bill & Joan Porter, Wai Koa Plantation – Land use
Anonymous donor – $50,000 to launch the project
Susan Worth – $15,000 towards construction costs
Barbara Lee Rosebrook – $10,000
Jackie Yellin & Danae Winger – $2,500 for water station & $500 for park signs
Pawrific Pet Care – Sponsor for Doggie stations & Ongoing supplies
Terry Caplan/Island Ace Hardware – $1,500 for a bench
Lorri Mull & Teresa Young – $1,500 for “Mocha’s Bench”
Nancy & R. Scott Lindman – $1,000
Flaherty & Reid Contribution, in memory of Genevieve Donnelly Flaherty & Helen Williams Reid – $1,000 for 2 shade trees
Karlene Gehler – $1,000 for 2 shade trees
Community Estate Sale – $6,233

In-Kind Donations

Kauai Nursery & Landscaping – Site Plan
Shawn & Mark Hurt – Lumber for shelters
North Shore Lions Club – Construction of shelters
Ron Paul – Conceptual rendering for shelters
Keola Sheehan and Hanalei Town Center – land use for Estate Sale
Stuart & Mika Hollinger, Kupono Landscaping
Jim Saylor Jewelers
Debbie Lanz, The Diamond Center

Friends of North Shore Dog Park – Donations of $100 or more

Sarah Bakewell
Patricia Berg
Sally Bowen
Janice Bridgham
Connie’s Pet Sitting
Lisa DeRock
Joan Dickerson
Sue Doyle
Jeff & Barbara Goodman
Cathy Granholm
John & Rosalie Gordon, in memory of Adie Girl
Healing Light Veterinary Service
Kauai Veterinary Clinic
Kipukai Kuali`i
Gerald LaSalle
Gayle Naylor
Cathi and Rick Robbins

Jeanne Lindman
Vicki Lindman
April McGinnis
Lorri Mull
Mary Paterson
Marti Paskal/Postcards Café
Judy Rapozo
Gary Rexrode
Dana Reid
Skip Rush
Debbie Sander
Judy & Robert Smith
Mindy Smith
Mark Snyder
Tai Chi Club donated $500 in honor of Dr. Skip Rush
Rory Enright
Deborah Gillikin

North Shore Dog Park Committee

Rory Enright, Board Liaison
Nancy Lindman, Co-Chair
April McGinnis, Co-Chair
Cathi Robbins
Cathy Parker
Kelly Bellomo

For additional information, please contact April McGinnis by email.