Gazelle Valley Park

Gazelle Valley Park

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Nature has made its way to the heart of Jerusalem with the opening of Gazelle Valley, just outside the city center in a 250-acre area between the neighborhoods of Katamon and Kiryat HaYovel.

The Gazelle Valley is the largest urban nature site in Israel, and it offers a visiting experience similar to a safari. This is the best place to watch Gazelles in natural behavior: The Valley is home for about 85 Gazelles (spring 2023), in conditions very close to life in the wild. As in nature, they huddle together, fight over possessions and mark territory in various ways. Alongside the Gazelles live dozens of different species of birds, animals, insects, flowers and plants, and maintain a natural ecosystem that sustains itself without assistance.

Entrance to the Gazelle Valley is free, at all hours of the day. As befits a real nature site, there is no need to coordinate an arrival.


During vacations and holidays, the Valley offers activities for families free of charge, while groups interested in organized training can contact the various organizations that offer guiding for groups in the valley.



Along with the Gazelles, you will meet in the valley, among other things:

•  Seasonal blooms and beautiful shaded spots, suitable for group picnics of various sizes.

•  Observation spots that overlook different parts of the valley.

•  A lake that attracts a variety of herons and other waterfowl.

•  Endangered species, such as Ferruginous ducks.

•  An independent ecosystem that includes a variety of insects, reptiles and birds.



Stay up-to date with scheduled events and activities on the Gazelle Valley Facebook page (Hebrew)

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  • Mayan Oren
    Mayan Oren
    August 25, 2023

    Come as early as possible, it's a beautiful place with lots of gazelles and birds

  • RTA
    August 13, 2023

    Very nice place to visit! Hard to get close to the gazelles and when I was there the new visitor area was still under construction. That will be a big improvement! NIce place to picnic also. Restrooms are at the entrance...

  • Mordechai Snider
    Mordechai Snider
    August 8, 2021

    We really enjoyed visiting this place even though it was a hot day. I recommend going early in the morning or as late as possible in the afternoon. We were able to see some small gazelles and lots of birds but in general...

  • Andrey Dobrikov
    Andrey Dobrikov
    October 26, 2019

    A place to stop everything you doing and just enjoy nature. Located in the middle of Jerusalem, free entrance, clean, silent, a place for whole family to visit. There are lots of places to sit and just observe the nature....

  • Alexander Zaidelson
    Alexander Zaidelson
    April 24, 2021

    A wonderful new park along the Rakafot river. Rich wildlife - gazelles running around, water fowl, frogs, fish, beautiful fruit plants and more. Amazing views. A great place to relax your eyes and your soul.

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