Where Nature’s Beauty and Scientific Excellence Meet
The Lokey Park, a wonderful, quiet place of contemplation and beauty overlooking the Technion Campus as well as Haifa Bay and beyond, was created in honor of Lorry I. Lokey, in celebration of his generous gift which provided for the establishment of the Lorry I. Lokey Center for Life Sciences and Engineering at the Technion. Mr. Lokey’s vision, as far-reaching as the view from the Park, commanding a panoramic vista of Israel northwards from Haifa Bay, is very appropriately represented in the splendid Park setting. The Lokey Park was dedicated during the annual Technion Board of Governors meeting, on June 11th, 2007.
The Carmel Mountain region in Northern Israel, referred to as “HaCarmel” in the Bible, “the garden” or “the garden-land”, is renowned for its profusion of aromatic plants and wild flowers. Have you ever taken an individual wild flower and studied the miracle of nature? Within each flower is a celebration of life, of revolving patterns of creation, a festival of science and life. Within each flower is the highest art that blends with nature to bring wisdom and understanding of creation, advancing the science of life, medicine and healing. Lokey Park offers an opportunity for a special visit, a tour, a moment to rest or to contemplate the indigenous Mount Carmel flora of millennia, celebrating life in a million different manifestations.
Lorry I. Lokey, founder of Business Wire, whose generosity enabled the establishment of the Lorry I. Lokey Interdisciplinary Center for Life Sciences and Engineering at the Technion, is a steadfast supporter of the Technion. “Education is the strength of Israel,” he says, “without it we would be defeated.” Mr. Lokey expressed the hope of continuing to develop resources at Technion for many years, and in his witty style added “I look forward to doing some more parking.”