Walk an Ancient Path & Save a Historic Landmark

by Ulu Aʻe learning Center

Disclaimer: This site follows COVID-19 protocols which are updated with the Hawaii State Department of Health and may restrict certain activities. Please check with your local provider as protocols may change.

The National Historic Landmark of Puʻu o Kapolei lies near the southwest corner of O’ahu’s leeward side. The site is home to a famous heiau (temple) in Hawaiian prehistory, and a major point of connection for the community as well as a solar observation where beautiful sunsets occur. Sadly, without volunteers, the site could be compromised.

Join our Lā Mālama – day of caring –. Working together we will remove debris, water plants, and clear paths. We will show caring for the garden of a hula mound and a gathering place.

For over 15 years, the Puʻu has been laden with urban and environmental challenges. Through our consistent stewardship efforts, these challenges are being addressed. With your help, we will accomplish our goal of preservation. Together we will have fun and save this precious site for future generations.

We are amazed by the good things that “grow” as a result of our volunteers!


  • National Register of Historic Places
  • Volunteers clear debris, remove graffiti, water plants, and seed new ones
  • Solar observation site

Know Before You Book

  • Ability to perform gardening tasks while bending, kneeling, lifting, and stretching
  • No drop-ins; must register in advance – Please click the calendar link on this page

COVID-19 Update

  • Groups sizes have been limited to adhere to State and CDC guidelines
  • Masks and social distancing may be required

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