This 3000 dunam park is one of several parks that will form the string of metropolitan parks to surround Jerusalem. The master plan reflects our intention to preserve most of the area in its present state including natural assets and cultural sites. There exists here a great biodiversity of fauna and flora with planted and natural forests, open meadows, traditional agricultural terraces and fields, modern agriculture in form of fruit tree groves, archaeological sites and geological formations, a seasonal river bed that transverses the entire length of the park, and parts of an existing national park. The plan identifies several locations s along the central spine of the park, allowing for recreational activities to take place in defined areas. The park is also one of the main infrastructure corridors to Jerusalem. The successful integration of these into the park was a major concern in the design of the park and road system.
Presently the rehabilitation of the river bed with picnic and play areas is under construction, and our office is planning the landscape rehabilitation of several infrastructures including parts of the new train line between Tel Aviv and Jerusalem.
Jerusalem Development Autority
Shlomo Aronson , Adi Noi, Barbara Aronson, Ittai Aronson, Ofri Gerber, Nurit Avni, Tomer Goldstein, Michal Doukarsky