Liliuokalani Gardens and Coconut Island Beach Park Trail Professional Guide
Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook
"Liliuokalani Gardens’ Oriental look is beautifully set off by the bright blue waters of Hilo Bay. It’s a lovely place to stroll. And while you’re at it, why not stroll across the street and over the pedestrian bridge to Coconut (spelled “Cocoanut” on the topo) Island Beach Park? It’s a tiny island of lava and coconut palms, accessible only to those of us traveling on the Ankle Express! As with other Hilo area park walks, there is no fixed route you “should” follow in Liliuokalani Gardens. Pause at the edge of the gardens to look over the broad lawns, small footpaths, ponds and streams, Oriental bridges, and shady pavilions.
Where would you like to go first? Perhaps you’d like to stroll along the streams, watching children splashing in them for goodness-knows-what watery treasures. Or you can sit by one of the ponds, under the huge trees, watching small fish schooling, turtles swimming, and families fishing—a great spot for a picnic. Another pleasure is following the paths across all the interesting little bridges and to the pavilions, where people sit and chat. There are restrooms on the east side of the park and a teahouse, not open to the public, on the south side of the park."