Anaina Hou Community Park

  • Phone: 808-828-2118
  • Address: 5-2723 Kuhio Highway, Kilauea, HI

Talk Story with Anaina Hou

Anaina Hou Yesterday and Today: The Ko`olau Ditch

Anaina Hou Yesterday and Today: The Ko`olau Ditch

As more fields of sugarcane were planted in the Ko’olau Moku, more water was required for irrigation. To meet the demand for more water, an irrigation ditch system called the Ko’olau Ditch was built. The system took water from the […]
Anaina Hou Yesterday and Today: Kilauea Sugar Plantation Hospital

Anaina Hou Yesterday and Today: Kilauea Sugar Plantation Hospital

Anaina Hou Yesterday and Today: Kilauea Sugar Plantation Hospital by Jack Gushiken I was born in the Stone Building Hospital when it was fairly new. Today, it is called the Dispensary Building and is home to a number of shops. […]
Anaina Hou Yesterday and Today: Life on the Plantation

Anaina Hou Yesterday and Today: Life on the Plantation

Anaina Hou Yesterday and Today: Life on the Planation by Jack Gushiken My grandfather (Ojiji) and grandmother (Obaba), had a really hard working life to raise ten children on the sugar plantation. They earned just 50 cents a day, and […]
Anaina Hou Yesterday and Today: A Kilauea Sugar Cane Worker

Anaina Hou Yesterday and Today: A Kilauea Sugar Cane Worker

Going to work in the sugar fields required a high amount of special protective clothing. Sugar cane has sharp leaf edges, and it is covered with tiny needles that stick into the skin. For protection, workers wore denim long sleeved […]
Visit a Farmers Market Today!

Visit a Farmers Market Today!

Visit a Farmers Market Today! By Crystal Bilyeu The benefits of shopping locally at a farmers market are numerous. First, of course, they are filled with food that’s good for you! The tables are packed with brightly colored fruits and […]
End of the Sugar Era

End of the Sugar Era

Anaina Hou Yesterday and Today: End of the Sugar Era by Jack Gushiken As I watch the end of the last sugar crop on Maui closing, I know how the sugar employees felt as they watch their last load of […]
World War II: 74 years ago

World War II: 74 years ago

Anaina Hou Yesterday and Today: “World War II: 74 years ago” by Jack Gushiken The earliest memories I can remember after the bombing of Pearl Harbor, were that there were a lot of military personnel stationed at the park across […]
Farmers Market Profile: Hula Daze

Farmers Market Profile: Hula Daze

Farmers Market Profile: Hula Daze by Crystal Bilyeu David Whatmore is a farmer on Kauai who has grown citrus, mangoes, and other exotic fruits on his 10-acre Hula Daze Farm since 1985, using organic techniques that include insect pest management. […]
A Wai Koa Loop Trail Guide

A Wai Koa Loop Trail Guide

As you begin your hike on the beautiful Wai Koa Loop Trail at Anaina Hou, you’ll enter into Kilauea Woods, where the first Honduras Mahogany trees were planted in 2007. In the woods, you’ll see 85 year old Cook Pines. […]
Anaina Hou Yesterday and Today: “O’opu, their Last Migration”

Anaina Hou Yesterday and Today: “O’opu, their Last Migration”

Anaina Hou Yesterday and Today: “O’opu, their Last Migration” by Jack Gushiken The end of summer and the peak of the hurricane season, from August to September, generally bring heavy rains and flooding to the North Shore. One of the […]