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.
- Basketball Court(s)
- Hike & Bike Trail(s)
- Picnic Area(s)
Park is open daily from Sunrise to Sunset. The trails are open from 5 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Southside Park is located just south of the intersection of Shiloh Road and Donnybrook Avenue. Parking is available on the street adjacent to the park and in a parking lot on the far south side of the park off of Rieck Road. This popular park features picnic areas, restrooms, pavilions, a large playground area, and hike and bike trails. New ADA accessible playground equipment was installed in 2019 thanks to Tyler Area Ambucs. For questions about reserving a picnic area or pavilion or other special event reservation, please visit the Rentals page or email Parks Admin.
Southside Park is connected by walking trail to the Rose Rudman Recreational Trail.
Click the following link to view a map of Rose Rudman Trail and Southside Park Trail.