West Jerusalem’s Gan Sacher is the best park of Jerusalem, with a kilometers-long stretch of space separating Nachlaot and Rechavia from the government complex housing the Knesset and the Supreme Court.
The park’s amenities include two play areas for children (one large and modern, the other old, wooden and emblematic of a more austere Israel), basketball courts, tennis courts, soccer pitches, a skateboarding park, a dog area, a walking/running path, and two tunnels which seem to serve as the communal canvas of Jerusalem’s graffiti artist community.
The park is often host to huge concerts during holidays and yearly festivals, and every inch of it is covered by grill-bearing families committed to having fun the only way they know how on Independence Day.
I was there during Passover. During the holidays, many Jewish families take the opportunity to enjoy the facilities and spend the day. It is common to see many families picnicking, playing in its attractions and enjoying the peace of their surroundings.