Park Peres is a municipal park in Holon. This park has many attractions (including museums and boat sailing) and events.
The first time I visited Park Peres was about two years ago. We attended a children’s musical at Holon Toto Arena. On that occasion, I did not have time to explore. But recently, we celebrated my Dad’s birthday. And as I was looking for a restaurant, I stumbled upon an Italian Restaurant called Silo. It had many good online reviews, and I decided to book it. The reason I am mentioning Silo is due to its location. Silo is located in this compound. We visited it on a Saturday, and after lunch, we walked for a while in the park. And the photos in this post are the result of that visit.
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Park Peres is located at Sderot Yerushalayim 210, Holon. Neat Holon East Interchange and road #4.
Interactive map of the area:
- Hotels, hostels, and apartments in this area:
Park Peres consists of several compounds. La Park compound is located by the lake and consists of several buildings, including Toto hall.
Park Peres is open daily from 07:00 – 23:00
La Park Compound is open daily: 09:00 – 24:00
Contact information for La Park Compound:
Attractions in the Park
In and around the park, there are various attractions for kids and adults. Here are a few of them:
- Ice Peaks – an ice skating and ice hockey center.
- The Israeli Children’s Museum is an educational-cultural institution providing unique learning experiences which are one of a kind in Israel.
- There is an artificial lake with pedal boats.
- Dining complex, including restaurants and cafes near the lake.
- Yamit Water Park is one of Israel’s most prominent and well-known water parks.
- Two playgrounds with a variety of facilities for children of all ages. Furthermore, there is “The Accessible Playground” – a unique playground equipped with facilities designated for children with special needs.
- Sportek offers a variety of sports courts and fields, including futsal, basketball, ping pong, and tennis practice walls. There are also marked walking trails of different lengths.
- The Chess Complex offers dedicated tables for chess games.
Moreover, many events and activities take place in this compound. The Amphitheatre, with approximately 7,000 seats, and the Holon Toto Arena containing around 5,000 seats, are perfect for it.
Boats at the Lake
There are two types of pedal boats in the lake. The smaller ones (the white in the foreground of the next photo) are suitable for up to four people, and the swan-shaped boat can fit up to six people. And you can rent a boat either for 15 or 30 minutes.
|Boat Type||Capacity||15 minutes||30 minutes|
|Pedal boat||Four people||35 NIS||55 NIS|
|Swan boat||Six people||45 NIS||75 NIS|
At peak hours, renting for half an hour is not allowed.
View from the bridge:
There are several restaurants at Park Peres, but Silo restaurant is probably the most famous. And many people come to this park because of this restaurant.
We visited Silo Italian restaurant on a Saturday morning. And since it is a popular place, you must make reservations in advance. You can do it on the official site.
Overall, the food was tasty, and we enjoyed our visit. And I would have probably been more impressed if we had not visited NONO the week before.
Photo of the Silo restaurant from the pedal boat:
As I mentioned previously, many events take place at Park Peres. And in the next section, we will talk about Lego Park.
Lego Park is aimed at kids and takes place during the summer vacation. This event has been running for several years already. Moreover, in 2018, this became not only an annual event but an annual event that takes place in multiple places at the same time (not sure whether the organizers are the same ones), one in Holon and the second in Tel Aviv. We did not visit the Lego Park in previous years, but I saw discounted tickets this year and decided to go.
Holon Lego Park takes place at the Toto Arena, and one big plus is that the whole complex is air-conditioned.
We first saw mosaics of famous Israeli women when we entered the Toto Arena.
Somebody had a lot of work. I wonder whether today’s robots can perform such tasks.
Most of the attractions are in the stage area.
As you can see, the train and the small Ferris wheel are suitable for small kids (above 105 cm). Additionally, there were construction areas with small and big Lego parts. Bungee jumping adjusted for children. Carousel for small kids, a PlayStation area (about ten stations and all occupied), two play areas (one for 0 – 1.5 years and the second for 1.5 – 3 years), and of course, a store, cafeteria, and restrooms.
Here are several photos of the attractions:
And in the end, we wrote our names on the Graffiti wall.
Entrance Fee to Lego Park
The total ticket price is 101 NIS, which is not worth it. For such a price, there are many better alternatives. Many credit card companies offer 1+1. And I purchased tickets for 49 NIS per person. After the event, I felt that it was still overpriced. Most of the attractions are suitable for toddlers. My daughter, who is seven years old, could not use any of the Lunapark-style attractions. So, we assembled Legos at different places, and after an hour, we left the event.
As for the store, do not get me started. When you exit Lego Park, you have to go through the store. And the prices are high and more expensive than in regular toy stores.
Lego Park – Summary
As you can probably guess from the previous section, I cannot recommend Lego Park. This event is primarily suitable for toddlers, and the tickets are overpriced. One advantage is that the whole complex is air-conditioned. So, if you cannot stand the heat, have kids between the ages of 2 to 5 years old, and find tickets for 35 NIS or less, then you can go.
In 1997 the cornerstone for this park was laid by Shimon Peres and Motti Sasson, the Mayor of Holon. This site is named after Peres. Thus, I thought it would be adequate to bring a short excerpt about Shimon Peres from Wikipedia.
Shimon Peres, born Szymon Perski (August 2, 1923 – September 28, 2016), was an Israeli politician who served as the ninth President of Israel (2007–2014), the Prime Minister of Israel, and the Interim Prime Minister, in the 1970s to the 1990s. He was a member of twelve cabinets and represented five political parties in a political career spanning 70 years. Peres was elected to the Knesset in November 1959 and, except for a three-month-long hiatus in early 2006, was in office continuously until he was elected President in 2007. At his retirement in 2014, he was the world’s oldest head of state and was considered the last link to Israel’s founding generation.
About Park Peres
Park Peres is a landscape, nurtured, green and beautiful public park. It comprises an abundance of attractions that provide a variety of recreation and enjoyment options, different sports games in the open lighted courts, maintaining a healthy lifestyle while pacing in the clean air on well-organized walking trails alongside vegetation, training in special fitness facilities as well as some interesting history. The Park, inclusive of all its various installations and facilities, enables a unique recreation experience designated for all layers of the population. The Park includes full accessibility for people with special needs, and it comprises a track for the visually impaired.
The Park’s size and orientation throughout its area: the Park spans over an area of approximately 300 dunams, and it is located at southeast of the City of Holon. The Park is bordered on the west by the Yamit Water Park, on the north by the Kiryat Sharet residential neighborhood, on the east by the renewed and developing industrial area, and on the south by the dunes of Holon. Park Peres offers a variety of attractions intended for recreation and enjoyment for all layers of the population. Park Peres is a public park open to the public throughout the week, from early morning until nightfall, and it does not entail an admission fee. The attractions throughout the Park require payment.
Note: unless stated otherwise, all quotes were taken from the official site.
Park Peres in Holon offers various attractions for kids and adults as well. I would recommend combining several of them for a half-day visit. For instance: the Israeli Children’s Museum, a ride at the artificial lake, and lunch. Have fun!
Have you ever been to Park Peres in Holon? Tell us about your experience in the comments below.
That’s all for today, and I’ll see you in future travels!
Additional ResourcesHere are several resources that I created to help travelers:
- 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, Haifa, Sea Of Galilee, and Makhtesh Ramon.
- Wondering what events are there in Israel? Here is the Events And Festivals By Season guide.