Yarkon Park in Tel Aviv

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Hadar Yossef National Sports Center © Little Savage/cc-by-sa-4.0

Hadar Yossef National Sports Center © Little Savage/cc-by-sa-4.0

Yarkon Park is a large park in Tel Aviv, Israel, with about sixteen million visits annually. Named after the Yarkon River which flows through it, the park includes extensive lawns, sports facilities, botanical gardens, an aviary, a water park, two outdoor concert venues and lakes.

The park has six gardens: 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).

Yarkon River © Deror avi/cc-by-sa-3.0 Cacti Garden © Dr. avishai teicher/cc-by-2.5 Fallen Soldiers Memorial Garden © Brataffe/cc-by-sa-4.0 Hadar Yossef National Sports Center © Little Savage/cc-by-sa-4.0 Memadion © Ori~ Yarkon River © Deror avi/cc-by-sa-3.0
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Hadar Yossef National Sports Center © Little Savage/cc-by-sa-4.0
The Rock Garden, one of the largest of its kind in the world, reflects Israel’s geological diversity. In its 10-acre enclosure the rocks are interspersed with some 3,500 species of plants, including over six acres of cacti. The five-acre Tropical Garden has a wooden walkway shaded by palm trees leading to a small lake. The rainforest-like microclimate supports a large variety of orchids and vines.

The Yarkon River runs through the park and reaches the Mediterranean Sea at the park’s western edge, then connects into the Tel Aviv Port, an entertainment and tourism center. Despite clean-up efforts in the last few years, the river is still polluted. Nevertheless, the region has retained its biodiversity. It is home to an abundance of insects, water fowl, golden jackals, porcupines and mongoose.

Read more on TouristIsrael.com – HaYarkon Park, lonelyplanet.com – Park HaYarkon, park.co.il – Ganei Yehoshua Park and Wikipedia Yarkon Park (Smart Traveler App by U.S. Department of State - Weather report by weather.com - Global Passport Power Rank - Democracy Index - GDP according to IMF, UN, and World Bank - Global Competitiveness Report - Corruption Perceptions Index - Press Freedom Index - World Justice Project - Rule of Law Index - UN Human Development Index - Global Peace Index - Travel & Tourism Competitiveness Index). Photos by Wikimedia Commons. If you have a suggestion, critique, review or comment to this blog entry, we are looking forward to receive your e-mail at comment@wingsch.net. Please name the headline of the blog post to which your e-mail refers to in the subject line.




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