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“Always” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Yarkon River and Park Hayarkon

Yarkon River and Park Hayarkon
Ganei Yehoshua (Yarkon Park) | Rokach Blvd, Tel Aviv, Israel
(03) 642-0541
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Ranked #17 of 120 Attractions in Tel Aviv
Type: Wharfs/ Piers/ Boardwalks, Bodies of Water, Flea/ Street Markets
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Tel Aviv, Israel
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“Always”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013

If you're looking for a nice romantic walk in the evening time you can always bet on the Yarkon river. Just walk around and enjoy the quiet spot in the very heart of Tel Aviv

Visited December 2012
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“Great Park!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

The park is pretty big once you walk the length of it. It has a bike path all along it so you can bike in the forest, it's great! There is also a zoo which is a lot of fun. On the other end it leads towards the port - great!

Visited February 2012
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“Outdoor Activities for all ages”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2013 via mobile

Other reviewers have called Park Hayarkon Tel Aviv's "Central Park", and like the one in New York is has distinct areas for different types of activities. Near the Luna Park is the children's area, where you can find a large playground, bike rentals, the lake with pedal boats, the Tzapari bird park and Junga play center, and a petting zoo. In summer and holidays there is also a small "train" (really a golf cart with trailers) and pony rides. If you enter closer to the sea end (by the old port), there are all the sports facilities, more bike rentals, and a lovely river walk. Close to the Shitrit interchange is the Society fo the Beautification of Israel, a small museum of natural preservation efforts, gardens of indiginous plants, and a dairy resataurant overlooking the river. There are busses that run up Ibn Gvrol to the sea end of the park, and the children's side is walkable from the university train station.

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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“Tel Aviv's own "Central park"”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2013

Tel Aviv's "central park" is a beautiful stretch of grass and trees by the Yarkon river banks.
It starts all the way up Rokach avenue (next to the Tel Aviv amusement park) and goes on for over 4 kilometers before reaching the sea shore.
The park includes a nice lake with row boats for rental, numerous walkin/running paths, a small zoo and a lot of activities, mainly for kids.
The park is a very popular place for mass barbecues and picnics, especially during the weekends and holidays.

Visited June 2012
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Ramat Gan, Israel
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“A wonderful place to relax, with some attractions”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2013

This park is large (On Israeli scale of course) and contains the Yarkon river. Be careful not to swim in it and/or drink from it. According to the municipality of Tel-Aviv, in the last few years the rives has been cleansed from the contamination that it used to have, but I wouldn't trust this.

You can ride a bicycle, or if you don't have one, there is a rental center in the middle. You can also rent electric golf vehicle or even some crazy bicycle-like machines for the whole family. Alternatively, there is a small lake in which you can rent a pedal boat. You will need to leave an id card for both of these.

The best time to visit the park would be spring or autumn, on a regular week day. On Saturdays it can get quite crowded, and using a bicycle is not an option due to the amount of the small children running around.

Visited January 2013
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