Revamped Hiriya landfill 311.
(photo credit: Albatross Aerial Photography)
During the intermediate days of Succot, more than just garbage will be packing
the soil of the Hiriya landfill – adults and children alike will be invited to
partake in a variety of free educational and recreational activities during
their vacation days from work and school.
One of most prominent
activities will be an interactive quiz led by the Dan Chamizer Riddle Group,
which will be solved through a host of activities conducted by the Society for
the Protection of Nature (SPNI), a partner with the park company.
Region Association of Towns for Sanitation and Waste will also partner in the
October 17-18 events, according to a release from the park.
riddle’s end will be an “especially worthwhile” prize for the winner. In
addition to the quiz, children can take part in astronomy and star observation,
discover “life under a rock,” learn about the water found in the park area,
participate in straw-basket weaving, and a vast array of other
Meanwhile, each evening will be highlighted by a different
central performance – one by the Green Circus and one by the Tararam kids band –
with juggling stunts and rhythmic musical performances on recycled
“The Succot events in Ariel Sharon Park are a direct
continuation of efforts of the park company to provide accessibility to the
place for the entire public,” said Esti Appelbaum Polani, chairwoman of Ariel
Sharon Park company, in a statement.
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“During the intermediate days of
Succot, thousands of families will be about to reach and discover the park and
will enjoy an assortment of quality activities that we have arranged in
partnership with the Dan Region Association of Towns for Sanitation and Waste
and SPNI, where the program of activities reflect also the values of the park:
cooperation, uniqueness, quality of life, sustainability and respect for man and
Pegged by the Ariel Sharon Park Company as an oasis “in
the heart of the huge metropolitan area of Gush Dan,” the 8,000-dunam property
is spread between south Tel Aviv, Holon and Ramat Gan – also touching the old
city of Bnei Barak, the southern part of Menachem Begin Park and the Mikve
Israel Agricultural School.
This May featured the open of an initial
100-dunam portion of the park with a sprawling observation deck on the
mountain’s peak, as well as walking and cycling paths bellows.
Weyl, the visionary behind the entire campaign to revamp the park and the
director of the Beracha Foundation – which gave the initial $8 million seed
money for the park’s development – told The Jerusalem Post
during a private tour
before the May opening that he was amazed that what he had always seen as an
“eyesore” was now covered with sapling trees and wooden pergolas for
During the two-day Succot celebrations at the dump, adults and
children will also have the opportunity to participate in guided bicycle tours
of the park at the top of every hour, a spokeswoman from the park told the Post
This event follows the end of two five-week courses in yoga
and spinning that took place on the mountaintop during early mornings and
evenings respectively – the second of which was particularly successful, she
“We think it’s important to offer the public quality
activities that don’t cost a lot,” the spokeswoman said. “I suppose it’s like
any event on Succot – but it’s on top of the garbage mountain.”
information on how to register for the events, visit www.parksharon.co.il
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