Charles Clore Park, Tel Aviv Promenade

Charles Clore Park is a beach front public park in southwestern Tel Aviv Promenade, Israel. The park covers 29.6-acre of public land and runs along the Mediterranean Sea. It opened to the public in 1974, and in 2007 underwent a two-year makeover.

The park is located near the beach where a neighbor Manshia neighborhood, the neighborhood was a northern suburb of Jaffa. The neighborhood has been the focus of shooting incidents and acted out of Arab snipers against the Jewish neighborhoods of Tel Aviv to the Revolution. During the fighting in the war damaged houses and infrastructure in the neighborhood but despite that, during the new immigrants entered the neighborhood, and it has become a crowded slum.

Sir Charles Clore was a British financier, retail and property magnate and philanthropist. Charles Clore owned, through Sears Holdings, the British Shoe Corporation and Lewis’s department stores (which included Selfridges) , as well as investing heavily in property.

Charles Clore Park was upgraded recently with the Foundation’s support, through the Tel Aviv Foundation, in honour of the city’s centenary. It was dedicated in November 2009, in the presence of the British Ambassador Mr. Tom Phillips, Mr Isaac Herzog, Minister of Social Affairs and Social Services, the Chairman and Trustees of the Clore Israel Foundation and Mayor Ron Huldai.

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4. New lighting fixtures make the park safer, and allow for it’s use after dark – in fact it is full of activity until late in the evening, and the various facilities are very popular.

5. The upgraded park includes designated areas for barbecues, a dry water-jet, outdoor exercise facilities, children’s playground facilities and a “yoga deck” made of durable wood, with an impressive view to the sea.

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Text source: Clore foundation

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