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Top 8 Beautiful Parks To Escape To In Tel Aviv
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Top 8 Beautiful Parks To Escape To In Tel Aviv

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Updated: 9 February 2017
The daily grind of the city can sometimes be hectic. If you are looking for a quiet park to help you relax after a long day at work, you’re in luck: Tel Aviv is filled with some gorgeous parks and gardens that you wouldn’t believe are located right in the middle of the city. Here are our top picks of urban parks to escape to.
View in HaYarkon Park ǀ © Lev Glick/ Flickr
View in HaYarkon Park ǀ | © Lev Glick/ Flickr
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Park HaYarkon, Tel Aviv

Park HaYarkon is the biggest and most visited park in Tel Aviv, famous for its range of beautiful plants and flowers. Though it is located just south of Tel Aviv University, the Yarkon River runs directly through it. You can use the rental facilities, such as two wheelers or four wheelers, for exploring the parks or rent a paddle boat if you feel like experiencing the park from the lake. Park HaYarkon is fantastic for walking, practicing yoga, jogging, cycling, and boating with friends and family.

Park HaYarkon, Tel Aviv

TAU Botanical Garden ǀ © Tomer A /Wikicommons

TAU Botanical Garden ǀ © Tomer A /Wikicommons

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Tel Aviv University (TAU) Botanical Garden

If you love plants and want to discover the secrets of botany then Tel Aviv University’s Botanical Garden is the park for you. Not only an important center for botanical and environmental education, you can also easily escape the city and relax amongst approximately 3800 plant species from Israel and around the world. The Noah Nafulski Garden extends to over half of TAU botanical garden and boasts a plethora of plant species. A must-see is the Sarah Racine Root Laboratory, the largest aeroponic root lab in the world and the only place you can see the deepest tree roots. The garden is open from Sunday to Thursday from 8 am to 4 pm and free of charge.

TAU Botanical Garden, Tel Aviv

TAU Zoological Garden ǀ © Eman/WikiCommons

TAU Zoological Garden ǀ © Eman/WikiCommons

Tel Aviv Zoological Garden

TAU Zoological Garden, is ideal for those to visit for those who are curious about the animal kingdom. It is located just adjacent to TAU Botanical Garden close to Tel Aviv University main campus. You can see and learn about the conservation of wild animals and birds, with almost 40 species of mammals, 100 species of birds and 80 species of reptiles. It’s best to organize your visit prior to arrival.

Tel Aviv Zoological Garden

View from Charles Clore Garden ǀ © Katherine Austin/ Flickr
View from Charles Clore Garden ǀ | © Katherine Austin/ Flickr

Charles Clore Park

The Charles Clore Garden is the perfect spot to relax and watch the sunset and to feel the cool refreshing breeze from the sea. Charles Clore is a beautiful public park alongside the Mediterranean Sea and located along the famous Herbert Samuel Street, just north of the old Jaffa Port, with views to match.

Charles Clore Park, Herbert Samuel St, Tel Aviv

Gan Meir ǀ © Avishai Teicher /WikiCommons
Gan Meir ǀ | © Avishai Teicher /WikiCommons

Gan Meir

Gan Meir, a mini oasis located between King George Street and Tchernichovsky Street, is famous for its lush trees and aquatic weed ponds. Visit Gan Meir on hot summer days to get some cool relief and relaxation. There is a small basketball court and football pitch you can get set up on the grassy area. You can also work out at the mini outdoor gym. In addition, there is a playground area for children and most importantly, a dog park! If you’re hungry or thirsty, Landver Café sits in the middle of the park; a convenient place for coffee or a bite to eat.

Dubnov Park ǀ © Lior Shapira/Flickr
Dubnov Park ǀ | © Lior Shapira/Flickr

Park Dubnov

Dubnov Park is located right in the center of Tel Aviv, on Dubnov Street next to the Cameri Theater. This is one of the best public parks to get away from city life and relax with your family and friends. Perfect for dogs and children, Dubnov park also has great children’s climbing facilities and swing sets. The park also often has groups of people working out and using TRX.

Kiryat Sefer Park ǀ © Zachi Evenor/Flicker
Kiryat Sefer Park ǀ | © Zachi Evenor/Flicker
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Kiryat Sefer Park

Kiryat Sefer Park is another great park located in Tel Aviv, on Yehuda Halevi Street. This park is a symbol of the people’s love of nature and the environment, since they fought against the municipality’s former plans to construct high rise buildings in the same location. Similar to the other parks in Tel Aviv, it’s a perfect place to visit with your friends and family to relax away from the city. There is also a mini outdoor gym for workouts and you can enjoy the coffee shops nearby.

Kiryat Sefer Park, Yehuda HaLevi, Tel Aviv

HaAtsmaut garden ǀ © Josh Marks/Flicker

HaAtsmaut garden ǀ © Josh Marks/Flicker

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Gan Ha’atsmaut

Gan HaAtsmaut, also known as Independence Garden, is located south of the Tel Aviv Port parallel to the beach and the Hilton Hotel. This is a perfect spot to visit in the evening to watch the sunset and the glistening seaside. The trees and plants make this park eco-friendly, but also a great spot with playgrounds, observation points and ponds. Don’t forget to bring along a snack or picnic for maximum enjoyment.

Independence Park, Tel Aviv