The Teddy Park in Jerusalem has fast become one of the hits of Jerusalem!
If you’re in the middle of exploring Jerusalem’s best attractions (there are some GREAT sites to see!) and the kids are getting restless, head to the Teddy Park for some free, wet fun!
Opened in 2013, this beautiful little park was long in the works, but seems to be worth the wait! Located just across from the Old City, next to the Ir David neighborhood (also accessible from Yemin Moshe), it’s easy to access and free to enter.
The main attraction in the park is, of course, the water fountain, which is a fairly large square with geysers of water randomly spurting out at all kinds of speed. The water allegedly spurts out up to SIX meters high, so hold on to your hats! Yes, the kids can enter the fountain (see the video below).
At night the water fountain lights up (with some 1800 lights) and is accompanied by recordings made by the New Jerusalem Orchestra, which are played each night (except for Fridays) at 8pm and 9pm.
The park is open from 7:00-22:00 and the water fountains are supposed to run for 30 minutes every two hours: at 11:00, 13:00, 15:00, 17:00, and at 20:00, and 21:00 with light and music too. You might want to double-check with their Facebook Page before you go.
One thing we should mention – there is very little shade there, so even if you plan on enjoying the water, make sure your hats are on and the sunscreen applied! Jerusalem may be a bit cooler than Tel Aviv, but this is still the Middle East and the sun can be cruel…