Sacher Park

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Sacher Park
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TypeUrban park
LocationJerusalem
Coordinates31°46′50″N 35°12′28″E / 31.7806°N 35.2077°E / 31.7806; 35.2077Coordinates: 31°46′50″N 35°12′28″E / 31.7806°N 35.2077°E / 31.7806; 35.2077
Area163 dunams (40 acres)
Created1963
StatusOpen all year

Sacher Park (Hebrew: גן סאקר) is the largest public park in the center of Jerusalem, Israel,[1] near the neighborhoods of Kiryat Wolfson and Nachlaot and adjoins the Israel Government Complex.

The park was created in 1963, and named after Harry Sacher, a significant figure in the World Zionist Organization. It was designed by Yahalom Tzur,[1] It includes lawns, walking paths, picnic areas, playgrounds, skateboard rinks, and a dog run.[2]

In April 1996, a Bonshō, a large Japanese bell, was installed in the park. It is engraved with inscriptions in Hebrew, Arabic, Japanese, and English, all containing the word “peace,” as well as an engraving of a verse from Psalms (Tehillim 122): "Pray for the peace of Jerusalem; serene will be those who love you."[3]

Facilities[edit]

The park has a number of facilities for its visitors, including a large playground, running track, an outdoor exercise machine area, soccer and basketball courts, drinking fountains and containers for hot barbecue coals (when you've finished with them, so as not to start a fire)[4].

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b עריית ירושלים: גן סאקר Jersusalem Municipality: Gan Sacher Archived 2012-06-01 at the Wayback Machine. Retrieved on July 24, 2011.
  2. ^ Jerusalem Foundation: Sacher Park Archived 2015-12-11 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ The English Update: Gan Sacher
  4. ^ "Gan Sacher Profile".