Last updated September 28th 2023
Park Hayarkon is probably the most important park in Tel Aviv, seeing as though it is certainly the largest in size! It is perfect for many different activities – running, working out, walking around, having a picnic, getting lost in nature and even watching a concert!
Here are a list of some of the best offerings Park Hayarkon has:
The park has six gardens total: Gan HaBanim (Fallen Soldiers Memorial Garden), Gan Nifga’ei HaTeror (Terror Victims Memorial Garden), Gan HaSlaim (Rock Garden), Gan HaKaktusim (Cacti Garden), HaGan HaGazum (Trimmed Garden), and HaGan HaTropi (Tropical Garden). All of which are worth a visit!
The Tropical Garden is one of our favorites with over one hundred different kinds of tropical plants and a beautiful pond. As well is the Rock Garden because it is one of the largest in the world and holds tons of Israel’s geological heritage. The stones twinkle in the sunlight, reflecting bright colors.
History nerds – this one’s for you! Seven Flour Mills are an enjoyable tourist and local attraction, providing visitors with the opportunity to witness an interesting piece of history here in Park Hayarkon. Take a breather from bustling Tel Aviv to walk the landscaped paths and enjoy the views of the mills up close and personal. After that, you can cross a flowing stream via a picturesque wooden bridge to the old dam that once provided the water pressure to operate the mills.
Of course, if you’d rather stay on the ground, you can also find tons of bike rentals around the landscape. Conveniently located in the north part of HaYarkon Park, Star Bikes allows for cyclists are able to ride anywhere in Tel Aviv, from the harbor, down the promenade all the way to Jaffa. The friendly staff is very happy to help with any question and all of the employees speak fluent English. Bike enthusiasts of Tel Aviv, rejoice as the shop is open for rentals every day between the hours of 10:00 am to 6:00 pm. In addition, Telofun Bikes can always be found all over the city, including all over Park Hayarkon as well!
Get your legs moving or start your engines and enjoy this special spot on the river in Park Hayarkon. With two offerings, visitors can choose the more active route and paddle their pedal boat manually, or go the motor boat route, allowing for a more casual way to explore the river. Park Hayarkon Paddle/Motor Boat Rentals is perfect for all ages.
Seeking more of an adrenaline rush? Check out Park Hayarkon’s Skytown, the aerial adventure experience. This attraction combines extreme climbing with sports and leisure facilities suitable for individuals, groups and families with the backdrop of the green landscapes. The facility is designed to give a unique sporting experience for all ages – from a height of 100 cm and up, with maximum security.The park consists of four levels that reach up to a height of 24 meters, it includes 120 diverse challenging elements in different levels of difficulty.
The never ending fun of Park Hayarkon is what makes it such a unique and exciting attraction to Tel Avivians alike. TLV Balloon offers a service to hover above the beloved Mediterranean city. This once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see Tel Aviv like no other can only be found in Park Hayarkon!
Like we said, the activities don’t stop there… Park Hayarkon is home to iClimb, the biggest climbing gym company in Israel. They offer different obstacles in different levels of difficulty, so there’s something for everybody, as well as classes, courses, competitions, special events birthdays and much more.
That’s not all, from basketball courts to an outdoor rock wall, Sportek at Park Hayarkon features active options for all ages, too. This area of Park Hayarkon is dedicated to getting active. With multiple basketball and tennis courts and football fields, you are guaranteed to find a wide range of activities. Commonly regarded as some of the best sports facilities in Israel, grab some friends and a ball and head to the court for some pickup. Or, head over solo and jump in on a game of pickup with the locals!
Park Hayarkon has seen some of the biggest names in the music industry perform live! Their outdoor music venue, Zappa Gan Yehoshua, is known to be a hit no matter who the lucky performer is. Be on the look out for our Weekly Newsletters where we make sure to note all the fun performances happening here. Zappa Gan Yehoshua prides itself on being one of the best urban spaces in Israel and the entire Middle East. They’ve hosted top international artists like Justin Bieber, Travis Scott, Britney Spears, Guns N’ Roses, Aerosmith, Paul McCartney, The Rolling Stones, Madonna, David Bowie, Carlos Santana, Bon Jovi, Elton John, Metallica, U2, Justin Timberlake, Rihanna, tons of local artists and more (including a variety of music festivals as well).
Luna Amusement Park is the most famous amusement park in Israel as it stretches over about 12 acres of wide grass patches, palm and eucalyptus trees, paved and accessible routes and plenty of attractions and adventures including but not limited to lottery pavilions, rides for children and adults and souvenir stores.
Another good hotspot in the park for children is Meymadion Water Park! This is Israel’s biggest water park with thrill slides, wave & swimming pools and picnic areas.
Israel’s leading rowing facility, Daniel Rowing Center, is also located inside Park Hayarkon on the bank of the river. It is the home of Israel’s national team and a leader in rowing, kayaking and sailing classes for children.
As you can see, the opportunities are endless! Come enjoy all that Park Hayarkon has to offer.
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