On March 25, with the blessing of Mayor Moshe Sinai of Rosh Ha’ayin, Israel, trees were planted in our sister city to commemorate a new park called - appropriately enough - P2K Park.
New Orleans Partnership 2000 Co-Chairperson Ann Kimball planted trees in the new park while in Israel on a synagogue mission. Signs were erected by Rosh Ha’ayin’s P2K committee to thank New Orleans and Birmingham.
The P2K Park holds significant geographic importance to the city of Rosh Ha’ayin and the goals of the New Orleans P2K Steering Committee. The city of Rosh Ha’ayin consists of two major sections, old and new, and the park sits between them. The old section of town was part of the original city founded in 1949 by Yemenite immigrants.
Over the past two decades three new neighborhoods have been built in Rosh Ha’ayin increasing the city’s population to over three times the size of the city in 1990. The P2K Park illustrates the hope of the New Orleans P2K Steering Committee to connect these two sections of the city.
The formal initiation of the P2K Park will take place during the P2K steering committee meetings in June.