Yarkon Park

public urban park in Tel Aviv, Israel

Yarkon Park (Hebrew: פארק הירקון, Park HaYarkon) is a national park in Tel Aviv, Israel. It is also a very big public urban park in the north of the Tel Aviv Metropolitan Area and covers an area of 3.5 km². The park is also called the Joshua Gardens (Ganei Yehoshua) after the 7th mayor of Tel Aviv, Yehoshua Rabinovitz. The park extends along the Yarkon River until the river's mouth next to the Yarkon River Peninsula, where it flows into the Mediterranean Sea near to the Reading Power Station. It finishes in Petah Tikva. The largest part of the park runs along the cities of Ramat Gan and Bnei Brak. The river finishes near to Rosh HaAyin in the Yarkon National Garden. The park has many facilities, such as sports facilities, botanical gardens, an aviary, a water park, two outdoor concert venues and artificial lakes. The Ayalon River flows into the Yarkon River in the park after coming from a channel inside Road 20.

Yarkon Park
TypeUrban park
LocationTel Aviv, Israel
Area3,500 dunams (3.5 km²)
Operated byTel Aviv municipality
Visitors16 million
StatusOpen all year

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32°5′58.62″N 34°48′40.28″E / 32.0996167°N 34.8111889°E / 32.0996167; 34.8111889