Raanana Park – Complete Guide to one of the Best Parks in Israel

Raanana Park

Raanana Park has a variety of attractions, both for adults and children. There is a small zoo, a lake, facilities for children and more.

Raanana Park

Raanana Park

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Map

Raanana Park has several entrances, most located on Derech HaPark Street. The most common entrances are at Derech HaPark 290 and Derech HaPark 20.

Interactive map of the area:

And here is the map of the park:

 Map of Raanana Park
Map of Raanana Park

Note: you can click on the map to enlarge it.

Map of cycling trails from Raanana Park
Map of cycling trails from Raanana Park

And here is my photo of the park from a Cessna Plane. For more information, see Aerial Photography.

Raanana Park from the air
Raanana Park from the air

Parking

As you can see from the following sign, Raanana residents with parking stickers can park for free. All others have to pay.

Parking at Raanana Park
Parking at Raanana Park
Parking by the main entrance

Note: We parked on the other side of the lake entry several times. There is a big sand field, and parking there is free.

Sand parking lot by the lake entrance
Sand parking lot by the lake entrance

Opening Hours

The official site does not list opening hours. But according to a sign by the entrance, the opening hours are:

Sunday – Saturday: 06:00 – 23:00

Note: my latest visit to the park was in August 2022. The park is working as usual during the Coronavirus.

Opening Hours of Raanana Park
Opening Hours of Raanana Park

Note: As the photo above shows, it is forbidden to start a fire and have a BBQ at Raanana Park. Also, dogs should be on a leash during your visit to the park.

Note: opening hours and entrance fees for each attraction are listed below in the relevant section.

Entrance Fee

The entrance to Raanana Park is free.

Does the Entrance to Raanana Park Costs Money?

No, entry to park Raanana is free. Initially, when this park was opened, the entrance only for Raanana residents was free. But after a lawsuit, access became free for all, but parking is free only for Raanana residents.

Additional activities are at an extra cost. The opening hours and entrance fees for each attraction are listed below in the relevant section.

Restrooms

There are four restrooms in the park. Their locations are:

  1. By the animal corner
  2. Park of friend children’s playground
  3. By the lake
  4. In the amphitheater complex

Contact Information

Phone: 09-7713275

And now, let’s go over the different attractions at the park. And we will start with the small zoo.

Animal Corner

The animal corner has two parts. Some cages can be accessed from the outside. In other words, you can see those animals for free regardless of the animal corner opening hours.

The following three photos show what you can see from the outside.

Animal Corner at Raanana Park
Animal Corner
Animal Corner at Raanana Park
Animal Corner
Animal Corner at Raanana Park
Animal Corner

And if you want to enter inside, here are the opening hours of the zoo:

  • 10:00 – 13:00
  • 16:00 – 17:00 (winter) or 17:00 – 18:00 (summer).
Opening Hours of the zoo
Opening Hours of the zoo

Zoo entrance is free for Raanana residents, costing ten NIS per family per others.

Zoo entrance fee
Zoo entrance fee

Once you pay and enter inside, you will see the following corridor. There are about half a dozen cages with different small animals.

Animal Corner at Raanana Park
Parrots and other birds
Parrots and other birds
Beech marten
Beech marten

And at the end of the corridor, you turn left, and there is an open area with different farm animals. Here are several photos from there.

Animal Corner at Raanana Park
Animal Corner at Raanana Park
Animal Corner at Raanana Park
Animal Corner

Sport Facilities

There are several basketball and soccer fields. A roller hockey field and fitness equipment are also near the skating surface.

Raanana Park
Fitness complex at Raanana Park
Fitness complex at Raanana Park

Pump Track and Ninja Compound

In the summer of 2022, a new Pump Track and Ninja Compound was opened near the basketball fields.

Pump Track and Ninja Compound
Pump Track and Ninja Compound

There are two pump tracks: a smaller one (shown in the photo above) and a bigger one (next image).

Pump Track at Raanana Park
Pump Track at Raanana Park

The Pump Track and Ninja Compound are similar to what you can find in Kfar Saba Park.

Raanana Park Train and Sailing at the Lake

The park train costs 20 NIS (15 NIS for Raanana residents) per person. And everybody above the age of one year old requires a ticket.

Park Train Stop by the Roller Hockey Field
Park Train Stop by the Roller Hockey Field

Also, you can purchase a combo ticket for the train and the sailing for 35 NIS.

Sailing Ticket Office
Sailing Ticket Office

I did not see anywhere opening hours for the train and the boat. From my experience, on weekdays, they usually operate in the evenings (after 17:00) and full days on vacations. Also, these are seasonal attractions.

The park train goes around the park. It starts not far from the animal corner and goes to the lake, amphitheater, and back. It is a ride without explanations and takes about fifteen minutes.

Raanana Park Train
Raanana Park Train
The skating surface
The skating surface

The Lake

You can see ducks, swans, fish, and other animals at the lake. Several bridges go over the lake, and you can also take boat rides (you can see the boat in the following photo).

The Lake at Raanana Park
The Lake

You can find a coffee shop and an art gallery (which occasionally holds shows) by the lake. There are several lovely small parks on the other side of the lake, like the music park and the seven species park.

The Lake at Raanana Park
The Lake

Amphitheater

The amphitheater area is open only during concerts. I have been there at two shows, and the acoustics was good.

Note: though it is called an amphitheater, it is a theater. See “Is Caesarea Amphitheater really an amphitheater?” for additional info.

Amphitheater at Raanana Park
Amphitheater

Playgrounds

There are two playgrounds at the park. The first one is around the skating surface.

Playground by the skating surface, Raanana Park
Playground by the skating surface
Playground by the skating surface, Raanana Park
Playground by the skating surface

And the second one is called the park of friends.

Park of friends playground
Park of friends playground

You can find a small Sky Jump complex near the park of friends playground. Here are their opening hours and contact information.

Sky Jump Opening Hours
Sky Jump Opening Hours

And here is the price list for different activities.

Sky Jump Pricelist
Sky Jump Pricelist
bungee trampoline
Bungee trampoline

Also there you can find a bicycle rental.

Bicycle rental at Raanana Park
Bicycle rental at Raanana Park

Walking Trail

In 2022, new walking trail markings were added.

Walking Trail Marking
Walking Trail Marking

It is an accessible trail that starts by the animal corner. Its length is 1900 meters. And here you can see it on the map:

Walking Trail at Raanana Park
Walking Trail at Raanana Park

Restaurants

You can find Say – Kiosko pizza cafe near the animal area. And near the lake, you can find a dairy restaurant named Mandarin. Also, there are cafes and restaurants around the park.

We covered almost all the attractions at Raanana Park. And to complete the picture, I will mention that there are a dog park and a maze.

Summary

Raanana Park was the first of its kind in the Sharon area. And it is still one of the best municipal parks. My kids love it, and that is why I keep returning.

Have you ever been to Raanana 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!

   

Additional Resources

Here are several resources that I created to help travelers: And if you have any questions then check out Useful Information For Tourists To Israel.  
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Lev Tsimbler

Lev from israel-in-photos.com. You can contact me at hi@israel-in-photos.com

4 thoughts on “Raanana Park – Complete Guide to one of the Best Parks in Israel

    1. צביה שלום,
      יצרתי קשר עם עיריית רעננה בפייסבוק וזו תגובתם: “לא תהיה סוכה בפארק רעננה. סוכת העיר תוקם השנה ברחבת יד לבנים.”

  1. Thank you very much invested and much more details from the official website of the park even! Special thanks for the August update 2021!

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