About the project
The first part of the Jerusalem Walls National Park was created by Jan and Ellin Mitchell, philanthropists and avid Zionist. The Park was the first privately established National Park in Israel and was conceived in 1967 by the Mitchell family to forge an eternal celebration of the newly unified Jerusalem. The Mitchells worked tirelessly with Mayor Teddy Kollek to develop properties around what was prior to 1967 the international border between Israel and Jordan and considered “no man’s land”. Today, the Mitchell Park & Gardens has many cultural attractions and extends from the Old City Walls to Sultan’s Pool, Mamilla and the slopes below Yemin Moshe”.