Cotton Belt Crossing

 Keep Tyler Beautiful worked with and Cotton Belt Depot on the Cotton Belt Crossing parklet. This parklet was funded by $20,000 from Keep America Beautiful/Lowe's Community Partners Grant awarded to the City of Tyler to transform a neglected and overrun lot of land into an area that they whole city can enjoy.

“Our vision was to create a small parklet that not only honored railroad history but also created a green space in Downtown,” said Leanne Robinette, manager of tourism facilities and community beautification. 

  
                             

Phase one of the parklet, now complete, included clearing the lot including the items dumped there, mulching the land and placing two flower beds. Railroad ties have been laid on the property to prepare for phase two of the project that will include a restored railroad car, grass and more seating. This lot is located behind Innovation Pipeline at 217 E. Oakwood St.    

 

 

 

 

                     
 

 Progression of Cotton Belt Crossing