Separate Facilities Planned for Park Ayalon
by A. Cohen
An international team of park planning experts that held a
workshop at Park Ayalon in Tel Aviv recently has been asked
by the park's founders -- Mifal HaPayis, Keren Bracha, the
Interior Ministry and 14 concession owners operating nearby --
to take into consideration the needs of potential users from
all segments of the population.
Mifal HaPayis Board Chairman Avraham Katz Oz has directed
planners to find creative solutions to provide activities
suitable for Bnei Brak's religious and chareidi residents.
Keren Bracha Chairman Martin Weil said the workshop summary
would be presented to the public to allow active involvement
in the planning process. "This is supposed to be a park by
residents, for residents," said Weil. Bnei Brak Mayor Rabbi
Mordechai Karelitz, who participated in discussions, said
part of the park should be set aside for the chareidi and
religious public, with separate areas for men and women,
along with recreation areas for children of all ages designed
to meet the needs of the chareidi population.