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Park HaYarkon is Tel Aviv's answer to Central Park. Joggers, cyclists, skaters, footballers and frisbee-throwers should head for this 3.5-sq-km stretch of grassy parkland, the city's largest green space, along the Yarkon River. The Sportek Centre here has a climbing wall, basketball courts, a skate park and trampolines. Starting from Tel Aviv's Old Port, the park opens out into wide fields and a large lake as you get closer to Ramat Gan.