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Dedicated to the community on Memorial Day 1958, Hawaiian Memorial Park continues to serve the families of Hawaiʻi with dignity and compassion. Nestled in Kāneʻohe, Oʻahu, alongside the Koʻolau Mountain Range and overlooking Kāneʻohe Bay, the memorial park is renowned for its breathtaking views. One of Hawaiʻi’s largest and most established memorial parks, the cemetery draws thousands of families to honor the memories of their loved ones.
At Hawaiian Memorial Park, we appreciate and celebrate the diversity of Hawaiʻi, welcoming all religions, cultures and backgrounds. We offer a selection of memorialization options, and we are dedicated to honoring the wishes and traditions of each family. .
- Catered Receptions
- Multicultural Funerals
A Hawaiʻi tradition
For decades, thousands of families across Hawaiʻi have chosen Hawaiian Memorial Park to honor their legacy and heritage. Comprising 80 developed acres of lush green rolling hills and gardens, Hawaiian Memorial Park is rich in history. The most sacred resource located within 156 acres of Hawaiian Memorial Park’s undeveloped cultural landscape is Kawaʻewaʻe Heiau. Nearly 1,000 years old and listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the high chief ʻOlopana originally built this heiau as a temple.
Adjacent to Hawaiian Memorial Park is the Hawaiʻi State Veterans Cemetery. In 1989, Hawaiian Memorial Park gifted 33 acres to the State of Hawaiʻi to allow for additional burial space for veterans.
Hawaiian Memorial Park is truly a reflection of Hawaiʻi’s mixed culture, and we are proud to celebrate the traditions that make our islands special. There are multiple sections to honor traditions from Asia, where families can offer incense, honor their legacy with an Asian shrine or haka, and a Buddhist urn garden. There are also sections devoted to specific groups, including a private Muslim garden and a private Jewish Abraham garden. There is also a section dedicated to police and firefighters.
Unique burial options
Hawaiian Memorial Park offers many unique interment choices. Each garden has features and landscape characteristics that create a beautiful and tranquil setting. Whether you are looking for a private family estate, single or companion space, a scattering ossuary for cremation, or a niche to hold single or multiple urns, our associates can work with you to design a customized and meaningful memorial for you and your family.
Mausoleums, urn garden and haka houses
Known as the Sanctuary of Reveries, our mausoleums offer both single and double entombment options, as well as a walled urn columbarium for cremation memorialization. The Court of Remembrance—located between the mausoleums—features glass and marble niches also for cremations.
For those interested in private and exclusive Asian shrines, a haka, or burial house, holds multiple family inurements.
Feng shui options
The newest addition to Hawaiian Memorial Park is Oceanview Garden. This garden is a peaceful sanctuary with panoramic views of Kāneʻohe Bay and the Koʻolau Mountain Range. The garden features a gazebo and a selection of interment and inurement options, such as private estates, single and companion spaces, a heart-shaped cremation urn section, and family boulder urn estates alongside a stream.
Other noteworthy cemetery features
In addition to the spectacular views of the Koʻolau Mountain Range and Kāneʻohe Bay, Hawaiian Memorial Park’s noteworthy features include a marble statue of "The Christus," a memorial honoring The Fraternal Order of Eagles and a floral urn garden with Buddhist features. Hawaiian Memorial Park is also the resting place of a number of iconic Hawaiian musicians who have impacted our islands with their gifts.
In January 1956, Maytor McKinley came to Hawaiʻi to establish a cemetery on the island of Oʻahu. A month later, he met with Harold Castle, owner of the 10,000-acre Kāneʻohe Ranch, to discuss acquisition of some land for the cemetery.
On Memorial Day 1958, Hawaiian Memorial Park was dedicated to the people of Hawaiʻi. At the time, the park was owned and operated by Hawaiian Memorial Park Ltd., and Maytor was president and chairman of the board. In July 1961, Hawaiian Memorial Park Ltd. was recognized as Hawaiian Memorial Park Cemetery Association.
Since 1992, Hawaiian Memorial Park has been a member of the Dignity Memorial® network of funeral, cremation and cemetery service providers. As a Dignity Memorial affiliate, we offer exclusive benefits to the families we serve, such as our National Transferability Program.
At Hawaiian Memorial Park, it is our promise to continue our tradition of serving Hawaiʻi’s families with the same compassion and respect we have shown for 60 years.
Committed to community
At Hawaiian Memorial Park, we care deeply about our community and make it a priority to help our neighbors whenever possible. Our community involvement takes on various forms. We are committed to green initiatives through aiding in recycling drives and computer/battery/metal collections. We are a dedicated sponsor of the American Diabetes Association and CrimeStoppers Honolulu to promote health and safety in our community. We also support schools throughout Oʻahu and various law enforcement, veterans and civic organizations.
Remembering public servants
The Hershel “Woody” Williams Medal of Honor Foundation chose Hawaiian Memorial Park as the location of Hawai‘i’s Gold Star Families Memorial Monument, which was dedicated to Gold Star Families on March 17, 2018. The Gold Star Families Memorial Monument at Hawaiian Memorial Park is one of many such tributes across the United States. Hawaiian Memorial Park is honored to be partnered with the Hershel “Woody” Williams Medal of Honor Foundation and Gold Star Families.
Additionally, in recognition of the courage and selfless service of those who keep our communities safe, Dignity Memorial providers offer honorable funeral tributes at no cost for career and volunteer law enforcement officers, firefighters and emergency services personnel who fall in the line of duty. In addition to providing funeral, cremation and burial services, the program extends counseling services to their families.
Introducing Hawaiian Memorial Park's Glass Chapel
Hawaiian Memorial Park's Glass Chapel
We’re proud to announce that Hawaiian Memorial Park's Glass Chapel came under our care in 2019, transforming our location to Hawaiian Memorial Park Cemetery & Funeral Services. We understand there may be questions about this change. Below is more information about our expanded services.
Frequently asked questions
Are you moving?
No. Just as we have since 1958, Hawaiian Memorial Park will remain an established part of this community. You and your family can continue to honor and remember your loved ones for generations to come in our serene, awe-inspiring park.
Is my current funeral pre-plan accepted?
Absolutely. We will guide you every step of the way to ensure all your plans are fully transferred and honored.
What is planned for the mortuary?
We’re excited to provide our beloved community with an updated, modern facility in 2019. Hawaiian Memorial Park Funeral Services will offer beautifully renovated spaces for memorable, meaningful tributes, whether you choose a traditional service or a more elaborate celebration of life.
Someone has passed. What do I do?
Call Hawaiian Memorial Park Cemetery & Funeral Services at 808-233-4400. We’re here for you, every step of the way.
I want to plan my final arrangements. What do I do?
At Hawaiian Memorial Park, our compassionate and professional team can walk you through the steps to creating a funeral, cremation or cemetery plan. From traditional to contemporary and across all faiths and cultures, we can help you create a memorial as unique as you are. Call today to get started on your personalized plan.
Is anything else changing that I need to know about?
You can now call one convenient phone number to arrange all of your funeral, cremation and cemetery services at one beautiful location.
Why have I received a letter from the Valley of the Temples?
You received a letter to inform you they are moving to a new location. If you have already made your funeral or cremation plans and would like to keep these plans at Hawaiian Memorial Park, please know this is completely possible.
Every family has a choice when it comes to funeral care. Our trusted and well-established team is here to honor your wishes and prearrangements by providing personalized funeral services designed around your values and traditions.
How does a pre-plan transfer work?
If you have made your prearrangements with another provider, we will honor your plan at Hawaiian Memorial Park Cemetery & Funeral Services or any of our locations on O‘ahu, Maui, Kaua‘i and the Island of Hawai‘i. We are also a proud member of the Dignity Memorial® network, which offers national transferability of prearranged plans to any of our 2,000 providers across North America.
Still have questions?
If you have any questions at all, please don’t hesitate to call us today at 808-233-4400. We’re always here to talk with you about our continued commitment in serving our wonderful communities here in Hawai‘i.