Wohl Rose Park
Known in Jerusalem simply as “Rose Park,” the Wohl Rose Park is located next to the Knesset and is the first choice for protests and demonstrations. It’s also a magnificent green space which boasts the largest concentration of roses in Israel.
When it was first established it was called “President’s Park” and was planned as a space to host official state ceremonies only, however, due to communal pressure, it was opened to the public. Veteran Jerusalemites remember scout camps at the park with ropes stretched across the park’s artificial pond, which remains an attraction for families and tourists to this day. After the park hosted the International Rose Festival in 1978, the park’s name was officially changed to “Rose Park.”
The official Knesset helicopter landing pad stands next to the garden, and the Knesset’s menorah sculpture, the famous Israeli symbol, is visible from the park.