Yarkon Park

The Yarkon park is one of the secrets of Tel Aviv, kilometers of well maintained trails, river views and full of pretty places to stop. It’s a “green oasis” that provides a refreshing and welcoming break from the hustle and bustle of this dynamic city.

Here’s some historical background about the park: plans for the park began in 1969. Four years later, it was opened and was officially named Ganei Yehoshua in honor of Yeshohua Rabinovich (1912 – 1979) who served as a government minister and mayor of Tel Aviv from 1969 to 1974.

The park has six gardens:

  • Gan HaBanim (Fallen Soldiers Memorial Garden)
  • Gan Nifga’ei HaTeror (Terror Victims Memorial Garden)
  • Gan HaSlaim (Rock Garden) – one of the biggest rock gardens in the world
  • Gan HaKaktusim (Cacti Garden)
  • HaGan HaGazum (Trimmed Garden)
  • HaGan HaTropi (Tropi Garden)

Let’s take a look at some of the pictures of Yarkon Park:

river with trees and tall grasses
Yarkon Park along the Yarkon River


bridge over the river
Bridge over Yarkon River


bridge over the river
Another bridge over Yarkon River, Yarkon Park


river spring
The Yarkon river springs


Ducklings at Yarkon Park


A park sign among flowers under a tree
Flowers at Yarkon Park


Biking at Yarkon Park


boats on the dock
Boats for rent on the Yarkon River, Yarkon Park