Park Hours: 7:30 am to 5:30 pm
The name Ulu Laʻau means “Garden of Trees.” The Park is a 10-acre parcel of State land in the heart of Waimea town, leased by Waimea Outdoor Circle for environmental research, education and restoration. Our plan is to remove invasive/noxious plant species and replace them with endangered and threatened plant species. We will provide long-term maintenance of these plants, and provide an opportunity for environmental education for local school groups and the general public. The Park can also be a wonderful place to gather, picnic or simply stroll and enjoy, an asset for our community.
Self-guiding park booklets are available on the door of the park office on the right. There is also a slot for donations as the booklets cost us $3.00 each to produce. If you don’t wish to keep the booklet, just return it to its dispensing station. You can also download a copy here: Waimea Nature Park: Self-Guiding Booklet. To read the full mission statement for the Park as outlined in the 2002 Park Management Plan, click here.
The Park’s location at about 2,600 feet elevation near Waimea’s “dry side” but frequently affected by “wet side” weather patterns, make possible the growing of a wide range of species from both the wet and dry uplands.
We have volunteer days in the Park every other Saturday, from 9AM-Noon. Please see our events page for volunteer dates. Call Park Maintenance Chair Ken Block at 885-4753 for further details. You can also simply show up!
The Waimea Trail, a project of Waimea Trails and Greenways, runs through the Nature Park. Eventually, this trail will connect many parts of Waimea, making it even easier to walk, jog or bicycle to the park.
The park gets a lot of interesting uses from community functions to school activities. Follow our blog to learn more about these events.
For information about holding special events at Ulu La’au email firstname.lastname@example.org
The Waimea Nature Park (Ulu Laʻau) has wi-fi availability at the picnic tables near the park entrance. The Canada France Hawaii Telescope Corporation, our neighbors, are donating this service free of charge. It is an unsecured connection open to all. Signal strength is good. To use the connection, display the available networks, click on ooooooUlulaau and then click on connect. You will be warned that this is an unsecured network. If you agree that this is not a problem, continue with the connect procedure.