Fort DeRussy Park
Fort DeRussy Armed Forces Recreation Center is a 72-acre park located in the center of Waikiki and is maintained by the military. Open to the public, it is also home to the U.S. Army Museum of Hawaii. Fort DeRussy was named after General René Edward De Russy, a United States Army officer who was responsible for setting up many eastern United States coastal fortifications during the American Civil War.
Nearby is the Fort DeRussy Beach, one of the least-crowded beaches in Waikiki. Water is usually calm and excellent for swimming but is also popular among windsurfers, boogie boarders and board surfers during windy and high surf conditions. There are lifeguards, showers and grassy lawn with palm trees perfect for picnics and relaxation. The Fort DeRussy Armed Forces Recreation Area is located at 32 Kalia Road in Honolulu.