About the project
Sacher Park is likely the most heavily used park in Jerusalem. The park is located below the Knesset and the Israel Museum and opposite the historic Nachla’ot neighborhood. It includes lawns, walking paths, picnic areas, playgrounds, skateboard rinks and a dog run. The Jerusalem Foundation supported the original construction of the park and its later expansion. It also has supported the construction of various facilities within the park, including the Novomeysky Youth Center (later the Berlin Center for Culture, Youth & Sport) and the Kraft Family Stadium. The sculpture Porta Braga, created in 1980 by California-based sculptor Walter Dusenbery (b. 1939), was erected in the park in 1985. The stone portal, with its simple columns and pediment, is typical of Dusenbery’s work, which is at once modern and referential.