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Park & Trail Closures

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With the confirmation of Coronavirus cases in Tyler from the Northeast Texas Public Health District (NET Health) and in an abundance of caution, all City facilities will be closed to the public until April 17. This includes the Tyler Senior Center, Glass Recreation Center, Harvey Convention Center, Goodman Museum and Rose Garden Center.

We apologize for the inconvenience, however, these precautions are in the best interest of our residents, visitors, employees and their safety.

For more information, please visit the City of Tyler's main page at, follow our Facebook Page or call our office at (903) 531-1370.

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. 


Please note that all closures and project dates are subject to change due to weather and/or other unforeseen circumstances. For more information, please call Parks Admin at (903) 531-1370.


Herndon Hills Playground - Slide

Date of Closure: May 2019 - TBA
Description: Closed for Repairs. Parts of the playground equipment have been roped off due to vandalism damage.


Southside Park Playground

Date of Closure: March 2020 - TBA
Description: Closed for Repairs. Southside Park will be closed due to safety reasons and for repairs starting March 4. A fence will be set around the perimeter as soon as the weather allows. The Parks and Recreation Department will be meeting today with the contractor that originally built the playground to discuss further actions. 


Faulkner Park Trail Bridges

Date of Closure: April 2019 - TBA
Description: Closed for Repairs. A reflective barrier has been placed at the bridge that crosses West Mud Creek at Faulkner Park. The City of Tyler’s Parks and Recreation department advises trail users to use caution and to avoid crossing all bridges at the Faulkner Park trails. We ask trail users to not ignore or cross the barriers and barricades. All other trails at Faulkner Park are open and available for use. 

Pools / Spraygrounds

All Spraygrounds and Pool

Date of Closure: August 2019 - Summer 2020
Description: Closed for the season. We will reopen again for the Summer 2020.

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)