6 Beautiful Parks in Tel Aviv Perfect for a Family Picnic 

January 13th 2020


Every great city needs beautiful parks – and Tel Aviv is no different. The nation’s second city (also known as the ‘Non-Stop City’) is a thriving and energetic metropolis but dotted within are a number of green areas where you can find a spot of peace, relaxation, and family fun.  

For touring visitors, the parks of Tel Aviv provide perfect opportunities to enjoy a sit-down and a picnic with family and friends, between visits to the city’s numerous attractions. Many of which are within just a few minutes’ walking distance. 

Here are six of the most popular city parks in Tel Aviv.

  1. Yarkon Park

Yarkon Park is Tel Aviv’s largest urban park and is situated in the northern part of the city. Named after the river which flows through its grounds, the park was opened to the public in 1973 and is now visited by millions of people every year. The park contains a number of diverse botanical gardens, with many thousands of different plant species, as well as extensive lawns for recreation. 

It’s close to the Yitzhak Rabin Center, Palmach Museum, and the Old Tel Aviv port area, among other places. 

  1. Independence Park

Between the Carlton Hotel and the Grand Beach Hotel on the Tel Aviv seafront is Independence Park. It’s a popular place to walk among the trees and enjoy the coastal air, before exploring the wonders of the city – or going for a swim in the sea mere meters away! It’s a nice place to take children, with plenty of space for them to run around. There are a lot of places to eat within a short walk. 

  1. Edith Wolfson Park

The Edith Wolfson Park was named after the wife of British philanthropist Isaac Wolfson. It’s located 57 meters above sea level, which makes it the highest point in Tel Aviv. It’s a nice park in which to walk and relax. A main feature of the park is an interesting Bauhaus-inspired sculpture by artist Danny Karavan, dedicated to the founders of the city. 

  1. Dubnow Park

Located right next to the Tel Aviv Museum of Art is the beautiful Dubnow Park. It’s a nice grassy park with trees and pathways, plus a number of sculptural installations. Perfect for picnics and gentle walks, in-between visiting the adjacent Tel Aviv Performing Arts Center and nearby Rabin Square

  1. National Park Ramat Gan

In the southeast of the city is the National Park Ramat Gan. Despite its name, this park is not a national park but is instead a beautiful sprawling urban park perfect for all the family. It features large lawns, playgrounds, a big lake, a natural history museum, and even a Safari park. It’s the city’s second largest park. 

  1. Midron Yaffo Park

A few minutes’ walk from Jaffa Port is the Midron Yaffo Park. It’s a calm oasis of green that overlooks the Mediterranean Sea and is a perfect place to enjoy a picnic and rest when exploring the ancient city of Jaffa. You can watch the waves and passers-by as you enjoy a much-earned lunch. There are some nice places to eat nearby as well.