Liberty Bell Park

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The replica bell in Liberty Bell Park.
Jerry the Dragon

Liberty Bell Park (Hebrew: גן פעמון הדרור‎, Gan Pa'amon HaDror), is a park in Jerusalem containing a replica of the Liberty Bell from which it gets its name. It is located near the Talbiyeh, German Colony, and Yemin Moshe neighborhoods.

Founded in 1976 to celebrate the USA's bicentennial and covering 9 acres, it is the most popular park in the city.[1][2] It include sports facilities, a picnic area, a 1,000-seat amphitheater, a music corner and areas for exhibitions, folk dancing and performances.[2]

The park features Jerry the Dragon, a concrete play sculpture by Ulrik Plesner, the Danish-born Israeli architect who designed the park.[3]

The Train Theater, a children's puppet theater, is housed in an old railway carriage at the northern end of Liberty Bell Park.[4]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "גן הפעמון". City of Jerusalem. November 25, 2010. Archived from the original on July 10, 2011. 
  2. ^ a b "Koret helps renovate Jerusalem's Liberty Bell Park". September 3, 1999. 
  3. ^ Of Gardens: Selected Essays. By Paula Deitz. p.140
  4. ^ Pulling strings, Jerusalem Post

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Coordinates: 31°46′13.00″N 35°13′22.19″E / 31.7702778°N 35.2228306°E / 31.7702778; 35.2228306