Parks and Gardens in Tel Aviv
Tel Aviv offers the perfect combination of vibrant urban and relaxing natural environments. The city has plenty of parks and gardens where you can have a picnic, read a good book or just enjoy some sunshine. Here are a few of them.
– Extending over 865 acres along the Yarkon River, the Park HaYarkon in Tel Aviv is the largest one in Israel. Here you will find vast grassy parklands, a river you can sail in, magical bridges, bike lanes and many other surprises.
Kiryat Sefer Park
– As a relatively new park, Kiryat Sefer Park is a newly designed, modern park. The landscape architect Ram Eisenberg designed a system of pools that imitates the water cycle in nature with enchanting water plants and small waterfalls, as well as a community garden, dog park and herb garden. But the main attraction here are the 5,000 hidden treasures – time capsules buried in the park’s ground for kids to dig up and discover.
Charles Clore Park– Another iconic park in Tel Aviv is the Charles Clore Park, which is right on the beach and sprawls over 29 acres. The meeting point of this park with the boardwalk means that it is a sought after location for many types of events, such as the Pride Parade and various fairs and parties, and it was even home for the Euro Village that was created for the Eurovision contest. Come here to enjoy the large green space and the beautiful view of the sea, or to watch the gorgeous Mediterranean sunsets.
Meir Park– Named after the first mayor of Tel Aviv, Meir Dizengoff, Meir Park is located at the heart of a residential neighborhood and is a pleasant green space to rest in. You can get a snack and a coffee at the large cafe in the park, watch the neighborhood dogs play in the dog park and enjoy the beautiful fish ponds. The Park stretches along King George Street, one of the main streets in Tel Aviv, and offers a lovely escape from the hustle and bustle of the city.
Independence Park (Gan HaAtzmaut)– Between Atarim Square and Nordau Boulevard you will find this seafront park. Located on a limestone hill, Gan HaAtzmaut looks out on the mesmerizing Mediterranean views. Among the many sculptures and monuments scattered around the park you will find the Gate of Peace sculpture that was created by Italian sculptor Pietro Cascella, Hatayasim Monument and artist Dov Feigin’s famous piece, Sculpture In the Garden.
- Hill Square – Surrounded by Yehoshua Bin Nun, Shimon Hatarsi and Yohanan Horkanos Streets, this small and intimate neighborhood garden is filled with thick, lush vegetation. It is advised to arm yourselves with a nice book or a tasty drink and just sit down and enjoy a pleasant and quiet time here, a lovely break from the fast pace of the city.