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Groundbreaking ceremony at Southside Park

June 12, 2019

Media Advisory
For Immediate Release
June 12, 2019
Groundbreaking ceremony at Southside Park
What:             Join us as we break ground for the construction of the new inclusive playground at Southside Park on Tuesday, June 25 at 2 p.m.
After many years of fundraising and planning, the City of Tyler will commence construction of a playground designed to be accessible for kids with mobility challenges. This new playground will be the only one of its kind in Tyler and the East Texas region.
                        The Southside Park playground construction and this event are made possible thanks to Tyler Parks and Recreation, Keep Tyler Beautiful, the Half Cent board and Ambucs. 
When:            Tuesday, June 25 at 2 p.m.
Where:           Southside Park, 455 Shiloh Rd.
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About the Tyler Parks and Recreation
The Parks and Recreation Department provides oversight for the City’s open spaces, athletic complexes and recreationally oriented programs for the use of all citizens. Staff members diligently maintain a proactive maintenance program for over 26 park areas including oversight of maintenance activities on 23 playgrounds, traffic islands and medians, landscaping at City buildings and cemeteries and the downtown square. They also provide for the propagation of seasonal and perennial plant materials utilized in the Parks beautification programs, as well as the maintenance of over worth of trees in the Parks system. The mission of the Tyler Parks and Recreation Department is to improve the quality of life for our citizens and guests by providing superior parks, cemeteries, recreational and tourism opportunities. Our vision is to provide residents and visitors with attractive outdoor spaces that are well maintained while continuing to be fiscally responsible. Learn more at

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