The Tyler Parks and Recreation Department is committed to providing beautiful parks, trails and leisure activities to residents. The City of Tyler features more than 50 miles of trails for walking, running and biking throughout the City, as well as disc golf courses and much more. Our goal is to encourage a fit city, and the trails are just one of the many resources available to residents and visitors.
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.
All city trails are open daily from 5 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Trail Safety and Etiquette
Check out our trail safety and etiquette page for important information about staying safe on the trails, and how to have a good experience while traveling on the trails.
Ride the Four Pedals
Find out more about the Tyler Ride the Four Pedals Program and how you can win a free decal!
To learn more about each trail, please click on the trail name below.
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