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The mission of the Kapiolani Park Preservation Society is to preserve and protect the beauty of the Park, its green open spaces and magnificent trees, and to keep the Park free and open to all.

The Society was given a significant watchdog role over Park management by the Hawaii Supreme Court in its 1988 ruling.

KPPS works to encourage continuing sensitivity to the Park's historic landscape in planning decisions; to ensure that the Park serves as a family park for beach-going and picnicking on the lawns and among the many mature trees; to ensure proper maintenance; to guard against scheduling of conflicting events and Park overuse; and to uphold conditions of the Kapiolani Park Trust that governs the Park such as keeping the Park free and accessible and preventing its being carved up for commercial or special interest uses.

"We believe the primary purpose of Kapiolani park is to serve as a family park for beach and picnic use set in rare urban open space and among its many trees. Proposals that would diminish the open space quality and family ambience of the park should not be permitted. This should be the guiding principle for evaluating any proposals which would modify the park."

~ Aaron Levine

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