In June 2007, a new “Active Park” was opened in the Shalom neighbourhood in Nazareth Illit. The 3.5 dunam park, the only playground in the neighbourhood, was built on a large waste area in the centre of the neighbourhood. It contains play and sports areas (including a football and basketball court), grass, drinking fountains and shaded seating corners – particularly good for parents and the elderly.
As the homes in this neighbourhood do not have gardens, and few even have balconies, the park offers a safe recreation and play facility, and a meeting place for all of the area’s residents.
The park was constructed through Project Renewal, which had been upgrading the entire neighbourhood, with the help of a donation from the Foundation.