Teddy Park was under construction for such a long time.
Even the white construction fences surrounding the area
were covered in graffiti that looked old.
Across from the walls of the Old City,
there were times that huge construction equipment would dig,
and times this area of Mitchell Park was covered up and quiet.
Finally the opening of Teddy Park was announced,
with its interesting sun clock
and massive landscaping that appeared overnight.
Then it was closed to the public for weeks.
But the new fountain was up and going in time for Khutzot Hayotzair.
Before 8:00 pm, people gathered on the grounds waiting.
The fountain was turned on.
Dozens of children
began to run in and out of the water,
as it changed its pattern over several minutes.
Former Mayor Teddy Kolek left a big imprint on Jerusalem.
Compared to the Hollywood Walk of Fame,
the Jerusalem Walk of Fame is tiny.
But the hands of former mayor Teddy Kolek
have reached out to touch a new generation in Jerusalem, Israel.
This old abandoned area of what was ‘No Man’s Land’ has come alive.
Not exactly a major water park by world standards,
but Teddy Park is free and now open to the public.
Fountain will only be on at 20:00 and 21:00 with water & light show.