The largest urban park in Tel Aviv and its most essential green lung, Park Hayarkon, is massive and has a lot of hidden gems to discover.
Apart from jogging, cycling or picnicking, as you would in any other park, Park Hayarkon also has a river by the same name running through it and all sorts of boating activities going on (though swimming in it isn’t a good idea, at least not until the water is cleaned of pollution).
It’s hard to say what my favourite thing about this park is… it holds many surprises. The park is home to some quite unique gardens that are open to the public and are well worth a visit. These include a rose garden, a rock park and a cacti and succulent garden.
If you spend enough time walking in the park, you’ll discover a small lake, a bird sanctuary, several sculptures scattered around, a hot air balloon, a small outdoor library, a climbing wall, a children’s theatre and a huge amphitheatre… and I’m quite sure the list goes on…