Salam (Peace) Park, was established on 4 dunums of land that were obtained by the Beit Jala Municipality. There are several recreational areas in the Garden, including a children’s playground, a bird sanctuary, and a park. It accommodates hundreds of visitors who come regularly from many regions of the West Bank. The Garden welcomes organized groups, families, and individuals and has become a preferred location for school trips, scout camps, and family gatherings. Its unique landscape is home to dozens of species of birds that favor the rich location of Al-Sahel Valley. BDF Intervention A generous donation of a $50,000 was made by the Late Mr. Said T. Khoury RIP, for the rehabilitation of the playground. A concept design that was submitted to Beit Jala Municipality included replacing the children’s playground equipment and amusements, adding benches, plants, pergolas, lighting features and many other improvements.
Beit Jala Municipality hired a local engineering company for the detailed design and supervision. The contract was awarded to Brothers Engineering for Contracting Co. Works expected to be completed in February 2017.