Sports & Recreation
SPORTS & RECREATION
Elite Sports Center
The Elite Sports Center serves as the venue for all regular university physical education courses, as well as competitive intercollegiate and Israeli league activities in a variety of sports. Installations include an Olympic-size swimming pool, lighted tennis courts, a basketball court, a running track and soccer stadium. The Goldreich Multipurpose Sports building houses fitness and weight rooms, squash courts and a gymnastics hall. You may purchase a sports pass entitling you to the use of all sports facilities and activities for a nominal fee.
Public Sports Facilities
Park Hayarkon, Tel Aviv’s largest public park, is within walking distance of the university. Features include extensive picnicking areas, gardens, a man-made lake, a bicycle path along the Yarkon River, boats for hire, a small children’s zoo and more.
In order to reach the park, walk towards the University Railway Station on the campus’s southeastern side. Cross Rokach Boulevard, then turn left and enter the grounds beyond the parking lot. You will find the following in the park or close by:
Other Local Attractions
Tel Aviv has excellent public beaches with changing rooms, restrooms and cafes right on the sand. Beach chairs and parasols are available for a small fee. For more information, including directions, please visit the following link: http://www.tel-aviv-insider.com/beaches-north.php.
The closest shopping center to the campus is the Ramat Aviv Mall, which is a five-minute walk from the university’s main gate, at 40 Einstein Street, tel. 642-6612. The mall has two large supermarkets and two levels of shops, restaurants, cafes and cinemas.
Other options in Tel Aviv are:
Tel Aviv has a number of colorful and lively bazaars, or outdoor markets, which are open from early morning to early evening Sunday through Friday. While it is less customary to bargain on food prices, it is acceptable to try for a discount on clothes and house-wares. The word in Hebrew for bazaar is shuk.