The Yarkon river meets the sea just north of the port. Turn right after the port an enjoy this long green park.
The park itself runs around 10Km in land and the scenery and human scenery changes, along the river, by time of day and depending which bank of the river.There are several bridges so criss cross as the mood takes you.
On the southern bank there is a small zoo around 3+Km in from the sea.
If you enjoy jogging and fancy a change from running on The Tayelet then this is a great alternative route. Run out on one bank the cross over for the return leg (there is a bridge just by the port so you can get back to your starting point.)
You can rent golf carts, boats and cycles (see Cycling in Yarkon Park). This is one of Tel Aviv’s secrets – a place to come and relax and enjoy the shade. Whilst you are walking look out for the rowing teams training – it may not be the River Cam or the Charles River, but it adds to the atmosphere.
The great thing is that when you have had enough just cut to the nearby road and catch a cab (probably easier on the southern bank.)
Eventually (over 4Km from the sea) the northern bank will allow you to connect up with Ganei Yehoshua – which is a much larger park, full of hidden spots and places to hang out. For more photos of the Yarkon see The Yarkon Gallery
Our favorites include the Boating Lake and the pools of the Seven Flour Mills (Sheva HaTachanot). The mill is an ancient site (one of five along the Yarkon) and its name derived from the number of millstones in one of the units. It was operational until around 1936. For more photos of the mill area see our gallery.
The path is well maintained, and is wheelchair accessible.