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:
|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:
|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.
|Hey, I’m not modeling for free! Feed me!|
|Ashdod port area with trains|
And there are several zebras as well:
|Mediterranean zebra 🙂|
This is the Nubian ibex, you can find him wondering freely in the Negev and the Dead Sea area.
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 closeup|
Another look towards Ashdod port:
|Ashdod port area|
|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.
Here are several resources that I created to help tourists to Israel:
- Israel Trip Planner is the page that will help you to create your perfect travel route.
- National Parks And Nature Reserves page lists and put all national parks on the map. There is also a top list, information about ticket types and campsites.
- If you are looking for things to do, here are the pages for Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, and Haifa.
- Wondering what events are there in Israel? Here is the Events And Festivals By Season guide.
And if you have any questions then check out Useful Information For Tourists To Israel.