In 1927, Dr. Theodore Richards, former Principal of Kamehameha Schools, envisioned a community center where people of all races could come together as "one blood" or "kokokahi". In a time when it was the custom for communities to be segregated by race, Kokokahi was an unprecedented effort to breakdown racial barriers. The YWCA national commitment to eliminating racism is in close harmony with Dr. Richard's vision and ensures our programs and services are inclusive and mindful of the dignity of others. Kokokahi offers the whole family a place to participate in educational and recreational activities with access to over 11 acres of waterfront property, an event hall with  functional kitchen and dining area, a pool with locker rooms, beautiful open fields, multiple classrooms, an overnight lodge, cabins, and tent camping.


Facilities Rental

  • Atherton Hall: An indoor facility perfect for special events such as birthdays, anniversaries, graduations, as well as meetings and conferences.

  • Hale Nanea Lodge: Recently renovated lodge with lanai, small kitchen, open-air meeting space, men's and women's restrooms and five dorm style rooms each with 12 single bunk beds.

  • Meeting Rooms

  • Pool

POOL Rental

  • “Pool Party - Dive!” Event Package

    • $406 + tax

    • Reservation for Kokokahi pool and picnic area

    • Available Saturdays or Sundays

    • Two hours of pool use ( 2:30 p.m. entry; 4:30 p.m. vacate)

    • Six hours of pool picnic area (12 noon entry; 6 p.m. vacate)

    • Two covered picnic tables and grass area for food service or activities during your event

    • Bounce house setup is permitted ($100 service fee)

    • Includes one lifeguard (30 persons to 1 lifeguard; $30/hour per additional lifeguard with maximum 60 persons in the pool at a time)

  • Private Pool Rental

    • $140 per hour + tax

    • Exclusive use of the pool

    • Includes one lifeguard (30 persons to 1 lifeguard; $30/hour per additional lifeguard with maximum 60 persons in the pool at a time)

  • Pool Recreation Swim

    • Current hours: Monday-Friday 6-7 p.m. and Saturday-Sunday 1-2:30 p.m.

    • Admission per person is $3 with $50 YWCA O‘ahu membership fee


Nestled on the water’s edge of Kāne‘ohe Bay, Windward Waterfront Garden is a hidden gem on Oahu’s East Shore. With the majestic Koolau Mountains as its backdrop, this secluded venue offers a variety of options for your special day. The lush outdoor lawn is the perfect setting for an outdoor ceremony, or the historic hall enclosed with floor to ceiling glass opens up to a panoramic view of the beautiful Kāne‘ohe Bay. Just 35 minutes away from Waikiki, the beautiful scenic drive is just a prelude to what you will experience at Windward Waterfront Garden. For wedding inquiries, please click here.

Additional Information

For a map of the YWCA Kokokahi property, click here. To view our Frequently Asked Questions, please click here.


Kokokahi Info


45-035 Kāne‘ohe Bay Drive
Kāne‘ohe, Hawai‘i 96744

Office hours: Monday - Friday, 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

Onsite operational hours for classes and events will vary as scheduled.


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