All City of Tyler parks and trails are currently open during regular hours. We will continue to evaluate the situation daily and make changes as necessary. When visiting the parks and trails, please follow all current local, state and federal guidelines relating to Coronavirus (COVID-19) including, but not limited to, social distancing, gathering limitations, and hand washing.
The City of Tyler has a wonderful park system for residents and visitors to explore and enjoy. With more than 1000 acres of parkland and open space, Tyler's parks are diverse and offer activities from wildlife and plant observation to more active pursuits such as fishing, hiking, biking, tennis, basketball and other recreational opportunities.
The amphitheater, pavilions, and picnic areas may be rented for your next birthday party, family reunion or special event. For more information, please visit the Rentals & Reservations page or contact the Parks Department at 903-531-1370.
All city parks are open daily from sunrise to sunset. Trails are open from 5 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Directory of City Parks
Please click on each park link below to get more information about each site, including amenities and location. Also, please make sure to read over the park rules before visiting any Tyler park.
- Baseball/Softball Field(s)
- Fishing Pond
- Hike & Bike Trail(s)
- Nature Trail
- Picnic Area(s)
- Skate Ramps
- Tennis Court(s)
Faulkner Park is open daily from Sunrise to Sunset. The trails are open from 5 a.m. to 10 p.m.
From US Highway 69/Broadway Avenue South turn west onto Cumberland Road.
Faulkner Park opened to the public on April 18, 2001. The park is named after Mr. Robert Faulkner who donated land for the development of the community park. In 2019, Faulkner Skate Park was added to the facility. The park features several picnic areas, restrooms, pavilions, baseball/softball fields, batting cages, playground, tennis facility, fishing pond, sprayground, nature trails, and skate park.
For information about reserving a picnic area or pavilion, please visit our Rentals page or email Parks Admin. For information about leagues and field reservations, call 903-531-1374 or email the Parks Activities Specialist.
Faulkner Nature Trails
Faulkner Park Nature Trails more than eight (8) miles of trails. Click the following link to view a map of the Faulkner Park Natural Trails.
Go to the Texas Parks and Wildlife website for more information about fishing regulations.
Open daily from 9 a.m. - 9 p.m. during the summer months! Faulkner Sprayground is located on the south side of the park. In order to conserve water, the sprayground is on a timer. To activate, tap the pad near the sprayground.
Faulkner Tennis Center
The Faulkner Tennis Center (FTC) is a municipal tennis center open to the general public. FTC offers eight lighted tennis courts, low-cost programs, snack area, pro shop, professional instruction, covered pavilion and picnic area, special programs, convenient parking, water fountain, restrooms and is beautifully landscaped.
The pro shop opened on April 1, 2004, and was a joint project between the City of Tyler and the Tyler Community Tennis Association. The pro shop offers racket stringing, regripping, tournagrip and professional advise. Mr. Bob Faulkner, a lifelong supporter of tennis in Tyler was instrumental in the development and success of the tennis facility and programs. For more information about the Faulkner Tennis Center, please visit the Faulkner Tennis Center page.
Court Hours of OperationOpen seven days per week, 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Tennis Pro Available
Programs: The City of Tyler is pleased to offer low cost tennis programs for tennis players of all ages and all levels of experience. Click here to learn more about the many programs offered at the Faulkner Tennis Center.
Baseball/Softball Restrooms Faulkner Park Pond Faulkner Park Sprayground Faulkner Skate Park