The plan for the new park in Kiryat Hayovel includes an artificial lake, game facilities, bicycle trails and many green spaces.
It took some years to find an appropriate location before it was finally installed in the Bloomfield Gardens.
A salute to Chaplain Rabbi Oscar Mike Lifshutz who arranged Zionist visionary Theodor Herzl's re-burial in Jerusalem's Mount Herzl in August 1949.
Over the past decade, an increasing number of composters have been springing up in public parks, building courtyards, and private homes in Jerusalem.
The plan now faces hurdles in light of changes to Basic Law: Jerusalem.
Many of the residents of these districts are originally from the Old City and surrounding neighborhoods.
Critics of the plan say a new poor and weak municipality would not solve the problems that the strong Jerusalem Municipality has failed to solve over the past decade.
Instead of cutting them off, Barkat said to deal with the demographics issue they should attract people to come settle in the city, not separate neighborhoods off from it.
In terms of the values of the socioeconomic index, the east Jerusalem neighborhoods are similar to the distinctive haredi neighborhoods in Jerusalem.
1600 new housing units will be built in east Jerusalem's Givat HaMatos neighborhood.