Hayarkon Park Tel AvivTel Aviv travel guide
Located at the north end of the city, Hayarkon Park is the largest public park in Tel Aviv and one of the most famous parks in Israel. It is a kind of a “central park” in the north of Tel Aviv, but even bigger. Alongside trees and greenery, the Yarkon River is streaming through this giant park, which is the major urban retreat inside of the city, along with the Tel Aviv beaches, off course. Hayarkon Park is a perfect chill out place for couples and is full with children and family activities. The eastern part of the park is much wider and has many all-family activity centers. The western part of the park is narrower, less family-oriented, and is a better choice for chill out seekers, especially on weekends, when the rest of the park tends to be packed.
Hayarkon Park is jam-packed with family activities, therefore a great place to hang out with your children. Cycling is probably the best way to explore the park, which has a network of small trails and places to rent bicycles. It is flat in most parts, making cycling with children pretty easy.
For the ones wishing to explore the park through the river, there are few rental places that offer paddle boats, kayaks, and small motor boats, both in the river and the artificial lake in the north-eastern part of the park. Other family activities include a miniature golf field at the north river bank and Tel Aviv’s largest amusement park, the “Lunapark”, with rollercoasters, pirate ships and other facilities just across the road.
In the north bank of Hayarkon Park you will find the “Sportec”, a large sports center with basketball and rollerblades courts and several soccer fields. It also has a wall climbing facility with all the necessary gear, guidance and security measures.
When it comes to family activities and chilling out in the city, it is difficult to beat the Hayarkon Park.. Though many people visit the park every weekend, it is large enough and has many corners and activities for you to find exactly what you’re looking for, whether it’s cycling, paddling by boat, traveling or chilling out.