Constructed in 1934, Ala Moana Park is a 76-acre beach park featuring a mile-long white sand beach, an offshore coral reef, and lawns dotted by palms, banyans and flowering tropical trees. The largest structure within the park is the sports pavilion. The pavilion is an open structure with a gable roofed and features with two wall-sized murals by Robert Lee Eskridge depicting the Hawaiian makahiki. The Ala Moana Park is significant for its association with the development of parks in the City and County of Honolulu in the 1930s. In addition, the park is significant architecturally as its design is typical of the period and reflects the work of Harry Sims Bent, one of the more prominent architects practicing in Honolulu at the time.
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