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Gezer (Geh-zer) Park

Gezer ParkGezer Park is located at 133rd and Mission in south Leawood, at the heart of the southeast corridor of Johnson County, an area of rapid and well-planned development. The park is built to honor Leawood's sister city relationship with the Gezer Region of Israel, which was established in September, 2003. Gezer is located about halfway between Jerusalem and Tel Aviv in an area that is rich in agriculture, quite similar to Kansas.

The unique park design reflects the contours of the State of Israel, with the Sea of Galilee on one end and the Dead Sea on the other - connected by a 700' stone wadi that carries water from the west to east end of the park.

Other amenities include:

  • A shelter and restroom constructed with limestone, harvested in Israel complemented by red cedar.

  • An agricultural tablet that depicts the harvest, created by artist Gadi Fraiman as a gift from the Gezer people and displayed at the park entrance.

  • A bike rack

  • And server benches

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Gezer Park Playground

 

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