Ofakim Park is situated east of the town of Ofakim, not far from Beersheva, the capital city of Israel's south. Begining as a forest that was planted in 1978 by KKL-JNF, Ofakim has become a large green oasis, encompassing the historic Patish Fortress, scenic hiking and cycling routes, and disabled-accessible recreation sites.
Ofakim Park - Closed
Ofakim Park is closed to visitors due to infrastructures work until further notice.
Ofakim Forest, which extends over an area of about 500 dunam (approx 125 acres), is situated to the east of the town of Ofakim, some twenty kilometers north west of Beersheba. Among the amenities it offers are a large disabled-accessible recreation area, an extensive lawn, drinking water and toilet facilities. Two short signposted scenic trails lead visitors to interesting sites in the forest, the best known of which is the Patish Fortress. KKL-JNF began to plant Ofakim Forest in 1978, and continues to develop it today as part of the Heart of the Park project, which is now almost complete and which will turn the site into a focal point for leisure, culture, recreational and sporting activities.