Raanana Park – Visitors Guide – Map, Hours, Attractions, and More


Raanana Park

Raanana Park has a variety of attractions, both for adults and children. There is a small zoo, a lake, facilities for children, bicycle rental, and more. Let’s begin exploring!

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Map

Raanana Park has several entrances, and most of them are 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: on one of our visits, we parked on the other side of the lake entry. There is a big sand field, and parking there was 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 Raanana Park was in August 2021. So the park is working as usual during the Coronavirus.

Opening Hours of Raanana Park
Opening Hours of Raanana Park

Note: as you can see from the photo above, it is forbidden to start a fire and have a BBQ at Raanana Park.

And 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

Entrance Fee

The entrance to Raanana Park is free. And additional activities are at an extra cost.

The zoo entrance is free for Raanana residents, and per all others, it costs ten NIS per family.

Zoo entrance fee
Zoo entrance fee

The park train costs 19 NIS (17 NIS for Raanana residents) per person. And everybody above the age of one year old requires a ticket.

The park train
The park train

Contact Information

Phone: 09-7713275

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

Restrooms

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

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

Animal Corner

The animal corner has two parts. Some cages can be accessed from the outside. Meaning you can see those animals for free and 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

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. There is also a roller hockey field, and there is fitness equipment near the skating surface.

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

Construction of adventure park by the basketball fields has begun. There will be a Pump Track (like in Kfar Saba Park), an outdoor ninja gym, and more. The end of the first phase is expected in December 2021.

New Adventure Park
New Adventure Park

Raanana Park Train

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

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

The Lake

At the lake, you can see ducks, swans, fish, and other animals. 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 concerts, and the acoustics was good.

Note: though it is called an amphitheater, it is actually 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

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

And here is the price list for different activities.

bungee trampoline
Bungee trampoline

Also there you can find a bicycle rental.

Bicycle rental at Raanana Park
Bicycle rental at Raanana 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.  
Did not find what you were looking for? Email me at hi@israel-in-photos.com, and I will do my best to answer your questions.

Lev Tsimbler

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4 thoughts on “Raanana Park – Visitors Guide – Map, Hours, Attractions, and More

    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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