Located at the bottom of Bezalel Street in Jerusalem, not far from the Museum Row and the Knesset, Sacker Park is a favorite with weekend picnickers, dog owners and children.
Boasting a wide green expanse that can get pretty crowded on weekends and holidays, Sacker Park is one of the most popular outdoor areas in Jerusalem. The proximity to the Knesset, the Museum Row (The Israel Museum, the Bible Lands Museum and the Bloomfield Science Museum) and the Supreme Court Building, make it an especially convenient stop on a long day of touring. In the park you will find wide green lawns surrounded by tall trees and various recreation areas (including a roller-skating area, football and basketball courts and more).
A main road runs along the park, making it necessary to walk a little further in to enjoy some peace and quiet. The park is a very laidback and mellow place during the week, but on the weekends and during holidays, it can get very crowded, with people setting up smoky BBQ every couple of feet.
An excellent place to enjoy a picnic, stroll or bike ride during the week, but better avoided on holidays and weekends.
Located at the very center of town, The Independence Park in Jerusalem is a nice place to stop by to take a break from the mayhem of the city center
The location of Independence Park makes it a favorite with youngsters and families. Its relatively small size gives it a cozy feel and allows visitors to walk around without fear of losing their way. The numerous cafés, restaurants and food stands nearby make it an excellent place to stop off with an impromptu picnic after purchasing a sandwich, a slice of pizza or a falafel or shawarma in one of the center city joints.
This quite park is small and green, with lush grass and tall trees shading over the park’s visitors and the small streams set within natural looking stones are very nice (if they are working).
A lovely little park in the center of Jerusalem that will give you a breather from the day’s excursion and a chance to relax.
Liberty Bell Garden and the Train Theatre
Liberty Bell Garden in Jerusalem, located between Yemin Moshe neighborhood and the German Colony, is packed with playgrounds and activities and holds a variety of events.
The Liberty Bell Garden boasts numerous sports courts, elaborate playgrounds and even one very unique puppet theatre. Named after the large bell located in its center to mark the 200th Independence Day of the US, the Liberty Bell Garden is a very popular attraction for children, adolescents and families in Jerusalem, who come to use the parks football and basketball courts, play on the swing and carrousels or come to visit one of the numerous outdoor events that take place in the park in the summer and on Jewish holidays.
In the park, you will also find the Train Theatre, a remarkable little puppet theatre located in the car of an old train. The theatre’s repertoire and artistic ideas go above and beyond a simple kids’ pastime and attempt to explore various means of visual expression and storytelling. The theatre works almost every day of the week offers puppet performances for children aged 2-8 (take a look at the theatre’s schedule to find out about the various performances and see which age group they are suitable for). The Theatre also hosts an annual International Festival of Puppet Theatre every summer, drawing puppet artists from around the world for a one week festival in August. For further details, take a look at the theatre’s website (link below).
The Train Theater
1 Jabotinsky St, Jerusalem (in the Liberty Bell Garden)
The Train Theater Website