Lachish stream starts from the mountains, not far from Hebron and meets the Mediterranean sea near Ashdod. Along the stream in Ashdod, a small park was constructed, it’s called Lachish park. Inside the park you can find cages with various animals and overall it’s quite nice for a short visit with kids.

Map of the area:

Inside Lachish park
Psss, where do you hide the food?

One of the nice things is free admission to Lachish park. But, that can also be a problem. If you come early in the morning, before the cleaners and last night somebody had a party, it will be messy.

Ashdod port area is on the other side of the stream:

Ashdod port
View of Ashdod port area

The western part of the park will pass opposite the Desheh Hagadol , with corners to sit in, a small animal park which will contain a domestic animal corner, a petting corner and statues and designer benches. The CHALLENGES PARK will be built here on a thirty acre site offering various activities for children up to age fourteen. Last year, the park was renovated at a cost of five hundred thousand shekel. The animal cages were repaired . Pergolas were erected . A line of trees along the length of the Lachish stream was planted and the open animal garden for the larger wild animals was refurbished. Additional investment is planned to change and strengthen the jetties to allow boat rides on the stream. The new construction will be strengthened by concrete piles driven into the water.

Source: tayarutdarom.co.il

Lachish park
Hey, I’m not modeling for free! Feed me!

 

Ashdod port
Ashdod port area with trains

And there are several zebras as well:

Zebra in Lachish park
Mediterranean zebra 🙂
Palm tree
Date Palm

If you’re going to see animals in Israel in the summer, then better come early. While it’s not too hot.At Lachish parkAt Lachish park

This is the Nubian ibex, you can find him wondering freely in the Negev and the Dead Sea area.

At Lachish park
Nubian ibex

The ibex appears on the logo of Israel nature and parks authority. I’ve once read that the reason was one of the main goals of the authority: to increase population of ibexes in Israel. But, they don’t state anything on the official site.

Date palm
Date palm closeup

Another look towards Ashdod port:

View from Lachish park
Ashdod port area

 

At Lachish park
Table for four?

That’s it for today. As I mentioned previously, if you looking for a nice place to spend several hours with you kids in Ashdod area then Lachish park will do.

 

Stay Tuned!

 

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