With the spirit of aloha, we inspire the discovery and stewardship of the natural and cultural heritage of Pacific island parks.
Who We Are
HPPA is a nonprofit cooperating association working in partnership with the National Park Service in Hawaiʻi and American Samoa. Proceeds from our park stores support interpretation, educational programs, research projects, publications, and cultural activities. Our core purpose is to inspire visitors and foster meaningful connections to the parks—for the preservation and enjoyment of the parks forever—all with a spirit of aloha.
To accomplish this goal, HPPA publishes and distributes educational books, guides and other materials, funds visitor center exhibits and park libraries, provides information assistance, sponsors free cultural demonstrations and festivals, and helps support conservation efforts such as the endangered nēnē recovery and hawksbill sea turtle projects. Since its creation in 1933, the association has contributed over $18.5 million in direct aid and other support to the parks.