Jerusalem’s New Water Park

Teddy Park was under construction for such a long time.

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Even the white construction fences surrounding the area

were covered in graffiti that looked old.

Across from the walls of the Old City,

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there were times that huge construction equipment would dig,

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and times this area of Mitchell Park was covered up and quiet.

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Finally the opening of Teddy Park was announced,

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with its interesting sun clock

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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.

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Before 8:00 pm, people gathered on the grounds waiting.

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   The fountain was turned on.

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Dozens of children 

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began to run in and out of the water,

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as it changed its pattern over several minutes. 

Former Mayor Teddy Kolek left a big imprint on Jerusalem.

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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.

Winter Update:

Fountain will only be on at 20:00 and 21:00 with water & light show.