The city park has been through a lot. Not just Rothschild was welcomed with honor here, but also the founder of the Zionist movement, Theodor Herzl. It was October 27, 1898. Herzl arrived the day before, managed to visit Mikveh Israel and after a meeting with Haim Hazan, a manager Of Baron Rothschild, spent a night in the board building. Hazan was the last manager. After his service, Rothschild handed reins of power over to the local council. At the time of Hazan's service authorities opened the world's first kindergarten raising children in Hebrew. They built the first in Turkish Palestine weather station and the city club, formally established the library and planted bushes of geraniums and acacia as hedges. In April 1915 Jamal Pasha visited the Rishon LeZion. He was also taken to the park, and he was so impressed that he ordered to stretch sand dunes from Rishon LeZion up to the sea. And Rishon became a "sea city". In 1921, when Palestine was ruled by the British, Rishon LeZion celebrated the arrival of Winston Churchill. Here, on this very spot, admiring the palm alley Churchill said: "Looks like you've turned the desert into Paradise." In 1923, on January 20, Albert Einstein attended Rishon LeZion. Menashe Meerovich, the first agronomist, the last of Biluim, whose house stands on the Rothschild street, said: "We're not asking for anything. Only let the hearts of Jews everywhere be filled with love for the land of Israel and labor. Our national home depends on it."