On any given day, an assortment of pop-up tents, tables and chairs, and bouncy castles fill the landscape of our local parks for keiki birthdays, graduation celebrations, and more. Not all parks are created equal, with varying degrees of play areas, water access, and bathroom facilities. Below we share the best ones to host your next family gathering.

Keopuolani Regional Park

Equipped with two massive playgrounds (one for keiki under 5 and another for older kids), picnic areas, multiple restrooms, ample parking, and centrally located, Keopuolani Regional Park is the largest park in the County of Maui. There are different areas to set up a gathering making it an ideal choice for kid’s parties and celebrations. 700 Halia Nakoa Street Wailuku

Kalama Park

In addition to beach access, the 36-acre park has athletic fields, tennis and basketball courts, inline skating rink, a gazebo, picnic pavilions, and beautiful scenery. The latest renovations include a new shaded playground area and an updated skate park. Host a skating party or rent the gazebo, there are many options to have a memorable event. 1900 South Kihei Road, Kihei.

Kamaole Beach Park III

Also known as Kam 3, this park in South Kihei boasts a large grassy field,  many grills and picnic tables, restrooms, and a swing set, plus a front-seat view of the ocean. Multiple events often fill the park on any given day, but luckily there’s ample space.. Start a bocce ball game at sunset, while the kids enjoy the ocean, a bouncy house, and the nearby swings. 2800 South Kihei Road, Kihei

4th Marine Division Memorial Park (Giggle Hill)

Located in Haiku, the 4th Marine Division Memorial Park has four covered picnic pavilions, a fantastic playground, restrooms, and a large multi-purpose field. With plenty of room to roam, set up a gathering near the playground on the grass or utilize the picnic tables for your next celebration. Fourth Marine Division Memorial Park Mile 2, Kokomo Road

Harold W Rice Memorial Park

Located on Lower Kula Road, this park has picnic pavilions, one grill, and restrooms. This location is all about the views. Lay out a blanket under the jacaranda trees, and enjoy the beautiful setting at this location. Graduation celebrations often pass through this park for the Insta-worthy photo options throughout the park. 5700 Kula Hwy, Kula

Launiupoko Beach Park

This Westside park is equipped with restrooms, picnic tables, and grills–all key components to a successful party. There is a protected area in the water for smaller kids and when conditions are right, an area to catch waves. Set up your beach chairs along the long stretch of the beach, then bring your paddle, body, and surfboards for all-day water fun. Mile 18, Kai Heleku at Honoapiilani Highways, Lahaina