About the Heighest Park in Tel AvivIn south-east Tel Aviv, between Derech Hashalom, Hatayasim Road and La Guardia Street, is a beautiful park, that closely imitates European parks. Its area is 10,000 square meters, and is taller than its surroundings, providing a beautiful view of the Tel Aviv landscape, all the way to the sea.
The Edith Wolfson Park, or simply Park Wolfson, is named after the wife of famous British businessman and philanthropist Isaac Wolfson, whose donations were the basis of this park.
Older residents say that the top of the sand hill where the park was built, was once a watermelon farm. From what existed here only the sycamore trees are left, that have been integrated with the park's new vegetation.
The height of the park is 57 meters above sea level, and is officially the highest point in Tel Aviv.
The park was established in 1978 and was designed by the landscape architects Joseph Segal, Tzvi Dekel and A. Miller. The park includes big lawn fields, a variety of trees and bushes, walking pathways, football fields and picnic areas. The park also has an artificial pool, not too large, and is very pretty. The intention of the designers was to create a quiet and peaceful retreat in the garden, despite the heavy traffic around it. They achieved this by creating folds in the ground and enclaves of silence that are not exposed to the busy roads around them.
At the top of the hill in the center of the park stands a large environmental sculpture called "White Square", or according to locals, "White City." The sculpture is the work of artist Danny Karavan, who dedicated it to the founders of Tel Aviv and his father, Avraham Karavan, who for many years was the chief gardener of Tel Aviv.
The environmental sculpture is made of white concrete and combines large objects such as a tower, several geometric structures, a little vegetation and one olive tree, which stands in the center of one of the buildings of the "White City."