The park was inspired by A Story from the Heart, written by Ephraim Sidon and illustrated by Danny Kerman at the initiative of Prof. Guy Lavie, the director of the Heart Transplant Department at the Chaim Sheba-Tel Hashomer Medical Center, who came up with the idea to write a children’s book about the importance of organ donation. The story tells the tale of a little girl who needs a heart transplant, which eventually saves her life.
Sculptor Meir Trosman created the installation, making this the first park in the world with the theme of organ transplants. It hosts six sculptures of characters with colorful heart-shaped human faces. The concrete sculptures, painted with weather-resistant paint, incorporate a stage covered in dazzling mosaics on which figures of heart-faced children dance. Children visiting the park are invited to complete the circle.
The park covers about half an acre and is located in the Neveh Remez neighborhood. Landscape architect Carmela Gabriel refurbished and upgraded the site; the greenery is new and the park has been repaved and has new playground equipment and outdoor furniture.