Kūpopolo Heiau is located in the ahupua‘a of Kawailoa in the moku of Waialua, O‘ahu and is purportedly to have been commissioned by King Kahahana of the O‘ahu Kingdom, a contemporary of Pai‘ea Kamehameha. It is generally believed that the heiau is generally believed to be a luakini (sacrificial heiau).

DTL is tasked to evaluate the land use opportunities and constraints on the property to help better understand the allowed uses on the property to support stewardship and educational uses. DTL will also evaluate the potential for cultural site restoration of Kū popolo heiau and the development of a landscape plan for the project area to compliment the future stewardship and educational use of the property.


  • Project Planning & Management
  • Cultural Research, Interpretation & Concepting
  • Entitlements & Approvals
  • Cultural Programming
  • Community Outreach


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