CONTRIBUTED BY KARA PIERACCINI

Ikoi No Citizens Park l Okinwa Hai!

While driving up 330 one day, I happened to glance to my left and see a large playground. My kids know that I love a good playground as much as they do, so we pulled in to check it out. We were more than pleasantly surprised. This park was big! How had we never heard of it?

Ikoi No Citizens Park looks to be on the newer side. It is also well-maintained. The park has a playground with swings, multiple concrete slides, a zipline, seesaw, and a rollerslide. That’s enough to keep my kids busy for a while.

Ikoi No Citizens Park l Okinawa Hai!

The park also has tennis courts, basketball courts, a skateboarding area, an area with exercise equipment, and walking paths. Bathrooms and vending machines are also centrally located. What more could you need? Maybe an area for the kids to cool off? That’s covered too! It’s easy to spend a whole afternoon here.

Ikoi No Citizens Park l Okinawa Hai!

I’m not sure what time it opens, but the parking lots close at 10:00 p.m.

Directions: From Foster, go out the legion gate and take a right at the stoplight onto 330/81. Take a left at the stoplight to stay on 330. It’s approximately 3.6 km down on the right. There isn’t a sign for the park, but it pulls right into a large parking lot and you can see the park. If you hit the 100 Yen Plaza, you’ve gone too far.

From Kadena, go out Gate 2. At the 4 corners, make a right onto 330. Stay on 330, passing Foster.  Take a left at the stoplight to stay on 330. It’s approximately 3.6 km down on the right. There isn’t a sign for the park, but it pulls right into a large parking lot and you can see the park. If you hit the 100 Yen Plaza, you’ve gone too far.

Ikoi No Citizens Park l Okinawa Hai!

5 COMMENTS

  1. We ventured to this park last week and it was great. The park is in great shape and it has a simple roller slide, cement slide and lots of swing. Our kids ages 1-5 years old had a blast.

  2. We found it- accidentally passed it up once but made a u-turn at the 100 yen store and immediately saw it. It was such a wonderful park! Thanks!

  3. We tried this park out today and it was a hit with the kids. I am looking for parks that I can run at while the kids play. This park has a track that circles around the playground so it is perfect for us! We went at about 10:30 and there were tons of pre-school/kindergarten age children there but they left at noon. Not sure if that is a daily thing or if it was field trip day or something- regardless, my kids had a lot of fun at this park! (And the bathrooms were clean- that is a huge plus in my book)

  4. Good directions! I will say it’s right before the 100 yen store on the opposite side of the street. You have to look for it because it’s not really in your face. I found it our first try and I noticed the large rock infront of the park like I’ve seen at several other parks on the island with the park name on it…in kanji of course. The parking is on the top of the hill and then there is a long paved walkway to the park. Super fun park!

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