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.
Rose Rudman TrailAmenities:
- Hike & Bike Trail(s)
- Nature Trail
- Picnic Area(s)
Open daily from 5 a.m. to 10 p.m.
From South Loop 323, turn south onto Donnybrook Avenue.
From U.S. Highway 69/Broadway Avenue, turn east onto Shiloh Road.
The Rose Rudman Recreational Trail is a beautiful setting for jogging, walking, biking and roller-blading. You can also bring the family and picnic under our tall shade trees, or relax with a good book.
Follow the trail south of Shiloh Road and it will lead you to Tyler's Southside Park, which is a great place for children to play. For information about reserving a picnic area, pavilion, or other special event reservations, visit our Rentals page or email Parks Admin.
Click the following link to view a map of Rose Rudman Trail and Southside Park Trail.
Tyler Cancer Bell
The unveiling and dedication of The Tyler Cancer Bell was held Nov. 2, 2002 on the northeast portion of the Rose Rudman Trail. The Tyler Cancer Bell pavilion is a place of honor and remembrance for cancer patients, their families, and caregivers.
A unique example of civic accomplishment made possible by public and private contributions, the Tyler Cancer Bell was the vision of Cecilia Bronston, a young mother and cancer patient. The City of Tyler donated the land for construction of the pavilion in Rose Rudman Park and contributed $5000 toward construction costs. Remaining costs of more than $15,000 were covered by private donations and in-kind contributions, many of them made in honor or memory of cancer patients. The East Texas Communities Foundation served as fiscal agent for the project.
The Tyler Cancer Bell pavilion features an antique bronze bell cast in Troy, New York, in 1856. Visitors are encouraged to ring the bell
- To remember someone who lost the fight.
- To congratulate a survivor
- To give thanks to the caregivers
- To give inspiration to those who seek a cure