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Improvement Projects

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If you have visited a park, trail or parks facility lately, you may have seen some construction work going on. Parks and Recreation manages 30 parks, 120 medians, 3 cemeteries, 4 spray grounds, Fun Forest Pool, Glass Recreation Center, Tyler Senior Center, Harvey Convention Center, Tyler Rose Garden and the Goodman Museum. As you can see, there’s a lot going on!

While most of the work you are likely to see is routine maintenance, the Parks and Recreation Department does have some large projects in the works. To help you stay in the loop, you can read more about some of them here, on Facebook or call our main offices at (903) 531-1370 with questions.

Master Plans

The Parks and Recreation Department improves, expands and develops parks and trails with a process known as Master Planning. Master Plans serve as a blueprint for future development of parks, trails and other facilities. This process is collaborative, involving residents, stakeholders, city staff, architects, engineers and volunteers. View Master Plans below:

City of Tyler Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces Master Plan 2020-2030

Rose Complex Master Plan

Current Projects

Woldert Park / Glass Recreation Center

Date of Project: March 2019 - June 2020
Description: New pavilion over basketball court, sidewalks and several miscellaneous projects.

Lindsey Park

Date of Project: April 2019 - TBA
Description: New sewer service to soccer field bathrooms. New and remodeled bathrooms at the softball fields.

Fun Forest Park

Date of Project: Summer 2019 - TBA
Description: Sprayground improvements and upgrades to existing sports fields.

Date of Project: Winter 2019 – Summer 2020
Description: Pool renovations.

Gassaway Park

Date of Project: Summer 2019 - TBA
Description: Remodeling playground and pavilion.

Golden Road Park

Date of Project: Summer 2019 - TBA
Description: Restroom upgrades underway.

Harvey Convention Center

Date of Project: Summer 2019 - TBA
Description: Re-striping parking lot.

Upcoming Projects

**All upcoming projects are subject to change. For more information, please contact the Parks Admin Office at (903) 531-1370. For information on bidding on Parks Improvement projects, please fill out our contact us form or call at (903) 531-1371

Emmett J. Scott Park

Date of Project: TBA.
Description: Renovations to park and playground. 

Woldert Park

Date of Project: TBA. Should be open for Summer 2020.
Description: New sprayground near Glass Recreation Center.

Lindsey Park

Date of Project: TBA
Description: Restroom upgrades and water well/sewer line connections.

Harvey Convention Center

Date of Project: TBA
Description: New construction of entire facility. For more information about the project, check out the Rose Complex Master Plan.

Splasher at Bergfeld Park
(Splasher renovation at Bergfeld Park)

Fun Forest Construction
(Ball field renovation at Fun Forest Park)

Fun Forest Pool Restrooms Demolition
(Demolition of Woldert Pool Restrooms)

Dirt Work at Faulkner Skate Park
(Dirt work begins at new Faulkner Skate Park)