Manana Skatepark

Pearl City, O’ahu

Where is it?

It’s located at the Manana Community Park in Pearl City, O’ahu, Hawai’i.

Directions?

From the Kamehameha Highway, head north on Waimano Home Road. The Pearl City Community Park is on your right-hand side.

What’s in the park?

Manana skatepark is the newest edition to Hawai’i’s growing skatepark family. It’s a combination of bowled cement mini ramps and a street course, which accommodates beginner to advanced levels. Manana’s roughly 10,000 square feet. Some standout features are a five-foot spine combo bowl, nine-foot-tall bank to wall, and a rail that drops off into a four-foot bank. There’re also some smaller rails, banks, hubbas, and hips.

Who designed it?

The park was constructed by P.E.R. and California Skateparks, and designed by Urban Words and Chad Hiyakumoto.

Hours?

Dawn to dusk.

Does it have lights?

No lights are scheduled as of yet.

What’s good about it?

Manana is an improvement on previous parks built in O’ahu. It looks to be the perfect place to bring your high school girlfriend to suck face, pen your favorite tag, and possibly learn a thing or two about skateboarding.

What’s bad about it?

It’s still limited in size due to the city’s fear of the high cost of construction in Hawai’i. All the tranisitions were limited to five feet in height.

What pros skate there?

Resident Hawai’ians-like Chris Senn or maybe even Christian Hosoi-and visiting pros from the mainland.

Any admission fees?

None.

Do you have to wear pads?

No.

What about cops?

Not a problem.

When does it get crowded?

Most likely on the weekends and after school lets out.

What are the chances of getting beat up?

Keep your head about yourself, be respectful, and it shouldn’t be a problem.

One to ten rating?

A nice seven.