Ariel Sharon Park transforms ‘eyesore’ into ‘paradise’

16.05.2011                      12.Ijar, 5771                      Tag 27 des Omer

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Ariel Sharon Park transforms ‘eyesore’ into ‘paradise’

Notorious garbage dump near Ben Gurion Airport goes green; when finished the park will be three times the size of Central Park in New York City.

As 18-wheeler trucks usher in tons of refuse to a waste transfer station abuzz with flies and foul odors, the brown hilltop of the Hiriya garbage dump – perhaps Israel's most iconic roadside monstrosity – now gleams with rows of sapling trees and wooden pergolas.
Set to be open, in part, to the public after a launch ceremony this Wednesday, this peak area is the first segment of the enormous Ariel Sharon Park, which at its conclusion, is slated to encompass 8,000 dunams and will be three times the size of Central Park in New York City….