CITY PARK AND OPEN SPACE SYSTEM (2010)
TOTAL SYSTEM ACREAGE:
...WHICH EQUATES TO
ACRES PER 1,000 RESIDENTS
RECREATION FACILITIES (2012)
Tyler exceeds National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) standards for a city of 100,000 in the number of baseball fields, soccer fields, and playgrounds.
- 9 Softball Fields
- 3 Football Fields
- 12 Soccer Fields
- 22 Playgrounds
- 1 Swimming Pool
- 2 Disc Golf Courses
- 1 Model Airplane/RC Park
- 2 Fishing Ponds
- 1 Skate Park
- 1 Amphitheater
- 2 Spraygrounds
- Glass Recreation Center
- Senior Citizens Center
- Harvey Convention Center (30,000 sq. ft.)
- Multi-purpose trails are located in Rose Rudman Park, Southside Park, Legacy Trail, Lindsey Park and Faulkner Park.
- Plans have been made to add trails in the Black Fork Creek Greenbelt, South Tyler Trail Extension to Faulkner Park, The Missouri/Pacific Railroad right-of-way is also being looked at for a multi-purpose trail.
wHAT DOES IT MEAN?
- Tyler’s developed park acreage of 7 acres per 1,000 residents is slightly below average for a city of its size.
- Tyler has fewer Neighborhood Parks, Community Parks, and Regional Parks than recommended by national recreation organizations.
- Parks generally are not distributed equally around the city.
- Public trail systems are limited in extent.
- 60% of respondents to the 2010-2020 Master Plan survey were satisfied or very satisfied with the number and quality of recreational facilities.
- Smith County is home to one of the most visited state parks in Texas. Tyler State Park encompasses 985 heavily-wooded acres surrounding a 64-acre spring-fed lake.