Hacet Stream Excursion Area
This is one of the popular picnic areas in the Tuzla region; it is small in size, but hosts gigantic pine trees. The park consists of a flat plateau and small playgrounds and sitting areas. The stream that gives its name to the Excursion area, unfortunately, can at times be polluted, due to the surrounding residental areas. However, the residents enjoy coming here to rest and picnics. Calabrian pines, that are unique to the islands of Istanbul , can only be seen in Hacet Stream Excursion Are on the Anatolian side.
Getting here: This park is situated in Aydnlık Village that is in the northern section of the Tuzla district.
Alemdağ Nature Preservation and National Parks Engineering.
Phone: (216) 413 4015-16
Imrahor Pond was designed to protect the forest and ultilize the natural water resources. The flora that started growing in the area has transformed the area into a natural park. The excursion area, where blue meets green, is a great favorite with nature enthusiasts. The sitting and walking areas around the pond are open to the public. This is very popular place with families at the weekends, and school and work groups have picnics here often. Activities such as swimming and fishing are not permited in the pond.
Getting here: Turn from the İmrahor Village detour after driving for 5 kilometers on the main road from Gaziosmanpaşa till Tayakadın. The Stabilized road is located in the upper section of the village.
Istanbul Nature Preservation and National Parks
Phone: (212) 262 7710/2484