Lachish Park in Ashdod – Visitors Guide


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 is quite lovely for a short visit with kids.

Note: if you want to find additional info about animals and wildlife, then check out Zoos and Aquariums in Israel‎.

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 the cost of five hundred thousand NIS. 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 enhanced by concrete piles driven into the water.

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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
Zebra in Lachish park
Palm tree
Date Palm

Mediterranean zebra 🙂

At Lachish park
At Lachish park

If you are going to see animals in Israel in the summer, then better come early. While it is not too hot.

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

Nubian ibex 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 the 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 all for today. As I mentioned previously, if you are looking for a nice place to spend several hours with your kids in the Ashdod area, then the Lachish park will do.

Have you ever been to Lachish Park? Tell us about your experience in the comments below.

That’s all for today, and I’ll see you in future travels!

Stay Tuned!

   

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