About Tel Aviv's Largest ParkThis is Tel Aviv's Central Park, a nature reserve and athletic area in the big city, and its green and fresh oxygen tank, much needed by the city residents. Like Central Park, this park offers a wide variety of attractions, and every person can chose whenever they like best. Large lawn fields, walking trails and bike lines, sculptures, petting zoos and unique gardens - all this awaits visitors to the park.
First of all, the Yarkon Park (or Yehoshua Gardens by its official name), is the largest and central park in Tel Aviv and one of the most popular and well-known places in the country. On Saturdays this park holds most of the Tel Aviv population, who relax, picnic, work out, or tour. Many visitors tour the park on Saturdays, especially sunny wintery days. Others open blankets and just feel the grass against their feet.
Along with being an active and green park, there are many performances here, especially by artists from the world, and large-scale events.
You may want to look at the archaeological site called "Seven Stations." It is a flour mill built on the banks of the Yarkon River to use the flow of the Yarkon River to grind flour.
When you are at the "Seven Stations" archeological site, head south towards Napoleon Hill (in Arabic: Tel Jarissa). This is an archaeological site located near the intersection of the Yarkon River and Ayalon River. It was named after the army of the French general Napoleon Bonaparte, who was stationed here with his army while occupying parts of the Land of Israel.
About the Yarkon Park HistoryEven in the early days of the state, David Ben-Gurion and Meir Dizengoff decided not to build buildings and houses on the banks of the Yarkon River. It is amazing that they had the vision and awareness of the environment that led to the decision that the Yarkon River would remain green and open for the benefit of the city's residents.
The Yarkon Park itself was built in 1969. Its area is set at 3.5 square kilometers, from the Geha Highway in the east to the sea in the west. From the whole park, about 3 square kilometers are open to the public.
The park was named after Yehoshua Rabinovich, in 1973, the current city mayor. This is also when the Yarkon Park Company was establish to manage the park.