About the project
Teddy Park, located right beneath the Old City Walls opposite the Jaffa Gate, honors the Jerusalem Foundation’s founder and legendary Mayor of Jerusalem Teddy Kollek. The park is home to Israel’s first sound and light water fountain, the Sylvia Hassenfeld Family Fountain, the Model Sun Dial, the Wilf Plaza, the Rapoport Garden Terrace, the Federman Wishing Well, the Klabin Family Grove,Etel & Benjamin Wolf Gate, Gorman Shore Gate, the Crown Waterways and Wall of Honor, honoring the nearly 200 donors who have made significant contributions to Jerusalem through the Jerusalem Foundation. The park is also home to the Kenneth and Ann Bialkin Visitor’s Center which is a testament to Teddy’s life and accomplishments. It includes a map of all the Jerusalem Foundation projects since its creation and a multi-media center honoring Teddy.