KKL-JNF, Shoham local council and Shoham's residents work together to nurture the unique forest as a center for rambling and recreation in nature for the residents of Shoham and the area.
Volunteers, residents of Shoham, who are Community Forest Trustees, guide visitors to the park in the flowering season on subjects of botany, archeology and the environment, and during the year they record what happens in the forest.
Every year community events take place in the forest, on the initiative of Shoham local council and Hamesh, the municipal company for culture, including a green festivity on Tu BiShvat, a mountain bike happening, "Sovev Shoham," school trips and cleaning campaigns.
KKL-JNF has planted forest trees, fruit trees and woodland trees, in the park, signposted the roads and sites, and prepared picnic sites. Everyone can find their place here – hiking enthusiasts or cyclists, holidaymakers who prefer to spend time in a shady recreation area, and lovers of birds and flowers who seek beauty spots to relax in.
This is Shoham Forest Park – a green corner near home, a community forest in every sense of the word. As far as forestry is concerned, Shoham Forest Park can be divided into three parts:
The northern part, approximately 650 dunams, is an open area that today serves for pasture.
In January and February carpets of anemones flower in this area. In the future KKL-JNF will plant a forest in this area too.
The central part, approximately 660 dunams, is planted mainly with conifers such as Turkish pine, Canary pine, Arizona pine and also eucalyptus and olive trees. Planting the forest began in 1987.
KKL-JNF has built two recreation areas in the forest for recreation in nature.
The southern area, approximately 540 dunams, is a forest park consisting of Mediterranean woodland trees and fruit trees. Here you can find olive groves, almond trees, pomegranate, fig, carob and Judas trees, Mount Tabor oak, Atlantic terebinth and Christ's thorn jujube trees. The planting, which began in 1988, builds on the remains of orchards and wild trees, mainly plums, which grew there before the forest was created. In this area pedestrian and cycle traffic are permitted, but not any kind of engine-powered vehicle.
The planting was carried out so that the open view from the hilltops would remain and the archaeological sites would not be damaged.