Ariel Sharon Park was officially inaugurated in Israel today, marking the end to years of construction.

The park opened today with the completion of a new compound, the last segment of the expanse near Tel Aviv.


The green oasis is the result of a massive conversion project—the eco-friendly park sits on a former landfill.

Plans for further construction on the Hiriya landfill are currently in place, meaning more to look forward to for local Israelis and visitors.

“Work on the park is ongoing and the next stage of development is ready to go,” park overseer Moshe Borochov said, according to Israel Hayom. “When completed, the entire mountain will be open for the public.”

The park was named for past Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, who died last month. The $250 million project is three times larger than New York’s Central Park.