This is a lovely little park right off the highway near the entrance to Jerusalem/Motza/Abu Gosh. A spring-fed stream runs down the length of the park (well, at least it does in winter-time, I subtracted one star because the stream is almost dry at the end of the summer), and the beautiful banks of the stream are sprinkled generously with clean stone picnic tables, potable water taps, and wastepaper baskets. Barbeques are available in the first section of the park.
Fig, sycamore, oak, and other trees provide ample shade throughout, which is much appreciated in the sizzling summer months.
Children will have fun criss-crossing the stream via the various stone and wooden bridges and walkways. In the wintertime, when the spring has more water in it, you can sit on the low bridges and dangle your feet in the water, or wade along stone paths laid in the stream bed.
A Crusader-era farmhouse with animal pens and the remains of an ancient olive can be explored at the far end of the park. Sometimes a local resident from Abu Gosh offers brief camel rides to children for a small fee.
Overall, a nice place to spend a low-key afternoon away from it all, yet close to Jerusalem.
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