Also known as “Ganai Yehoshua” (Joshua’s Gardens), Park HaYarkon is a huge expanse of natural beauty, covering hundreds of acres, just. a few minutes from the center of Tel Aviv. In fact, you could that it’s Tel Aviv’s Central Park.
The park is a favorite spot for many Tel Avivian’s and their families with lots to do for young and old alike. It’s a great place to hang out if you want a quiet day relaxing on the grass, walking along the banks of the Yarkon river or just. doing something different.
In the park’s eastern section, we recommend taking in the Rock Garden and Tropical Garden. The 10-acre rock garden, one of the largest. in the world, provides the visitor with an inside view of the rocks that Israel is built on. But it’s not just. rocks, you’ll also see 3500 different types of plants and over 6 acres of cacti.
Close by is the 5-acre Tropical Garden with where a wooden walkway surrounded by shade giving palm trees, takes you on a magical journey where you’ll see many amazing plants and flowers including a small lake that provides the perfect environment for a great collection of orchids.
Then we have the Maymedion Water Park, one of Israel’s largest. covering over 100 acres, with slides, a wave pool, as well as a pool for the toddlers.
Other attractions include the Tsapari bird sanctuary and a petting zoo that the kids will love.
You can also try sailing a sailing boat. Not a real one of course but a remote controlled model that is great fun to use.
You can also rent a bike to explore the park. In fact, you can rent a tandem or a four seater family bike. Ride the bike to the Heritage Site on the banks of the Yarkon with its reconstructed flour mills.
Try out the Olympus climbing wall, one of the largest. in the country that reaches up to 15 meters.
Sportec is a large sports center with everything you need to work up a sweat and get rid of some excess pounds.
You can get to the park using regular public transport:
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Sherut taxis pick up and drop off at the park.
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