Ala Moana Pāka - Katherine Maunakea

Aia ʻo Ala Moana Pāka
Ma ka lae kahakai ē
He nani nō ʻoe me ka laulima nui
Hui pū ʻia me ke aloha
 
No ka malihini a me nā kamaʻāina
Me nā keiki a me nā mākua
He mālama ʻia ka hale hoʻokipa
Kaulana kou nani
 
Nenea hoʻi kau ka wai neʻe malie
Ala Moana i mākaʻikaʻi i ʻaneʻi
He uʻi nō ʻoe mau kou hoʻokipa
Pili ʻia me ka hauʻoli
 
Ha`ina `ia mai Ala Moana Pāka
Me ka lae kahakai ē
He nani nō ʻoe me ka laulima nui
Hui pū ʻia me ke aloha
There is Ala Moana Park
On the cape by the sea
You are beautiful with many working together
In love and aloha
 
For visitors and residents
Children and parents
The guest house serves and is
Famous for your beauty
 
Enjoyable is the gently flowing stream of
Ala Moana, a place to see
You are lovely, always welcoming
With happiness and aloha
 
The theme is Ala Moana Park
On the cape by the sea
You are beautiful with many working together
In love and aloha


Source: Written as a tribute to Ala Moana park, the site of the first Ulu Mau Village, where Hawaiian arts and crafts were demonstrated. Translation by Kini Sullivan. Hawaiian Text edited by Puakea Nogelmeier