In an effort to help stop the spread of COVID-19, He’eia State Park is closed to the public until May 31st, 2020.
Plants of the Park
As you make your way through the park, you'll notice the lush vegetation that surrounds you. We've taken the time to briefly acquaint you with some of the plants you will be seeing.
Some plants are indigenous, meaning they were brought to the islands naturally by means of what we call the three W's - winds, waves, or the wings of an animal. Other plants are introduced, and they were brought here by canoe with the Polynesians who first inhabited these islands. Lastly, alien species are those brought here by human means after 1778, the first contact with the Western world.
Indigenous & Polynesian Introduced Plants
These plants both existed in the Hawaiian islands before Polynesians arrived and were also brought along with the Polynesians.