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Get Outside: Tyler Parks, Trails & SplashPads Are Open

Tyler area parks and trails are NOW open to the public! We ask that anyone visiting the parks and trails carry hand sanitizer with them. Washing hands and wiping off any equipment before and after use can also help prevent the spread of germs and other harmful bacteria. Residents and visitors should continue to practice social distancing and follow all recommended CDC guidelines. As always, if you, your child, or someone in your home is sick or at higher risk for infection, please stay home.

If you have any questions about park facilities or to report a maintenance issue with a splashpad, please call Parks Admin at (903) 531-1370.

  • Bergfeld Park Splashpad – Opens Monday, June 8. Admission: FREE, 8 a.m. – 9 p.m. everyday
  • Faulkner Park Splashpad – Opens Monday, June 8, Admission: FREE, 9 a.m. – 9 p.m. everyday
  • Fun Forest Pool & Splashpad – Opening June 2020! For more information, visit the Fun Forest Pool webpage. Admission: FREE
  • Woldert Splashpad – Opening Soon! Admission: FREE, Open 9 a.m. – 8 p.m. Everyday

Splashpad Activation

The City of Tyler’s conservation initiatives involves reducing the use of potable water at the splashpads. In order to reduce consumption, the splashpad is on a timer which must be reactivated every 5 to 10 minutes depending on the facility. To activate the splashpad during open hours, you must hit the activation pad.

  • Faulkner Park Splashpad– Touch to activate pad near splashpad.
  • Bergfeld Park Splashpad – Step to activate pad near the bench.

Summer Feeding Program

The Tyler Parks and Recreation Department along with East Texas Food Bank will host a 10-week Summer Curbside Feeding Program. During this time, Parks and Rec Staff will be distributing weekly activity kits to take home and enjoy. Our goal is to keep providing nutritious meals to the children in our community, along with giving opportunities to have some fun activities to do.

Dates: June 1 – Aug. 7

Locations: Glass Recreation Center, Gassaway Park, and Winters Park.

Time:  Lunch: Noon – 1 p.m. at all locations. Breakfast and lunch will be available at Glass Recreation Center during the lunch hour.

Weekly Summer Activities Kits: Activity fun kits will be distributed each Monday to all kids during lunch between 12 – 1 p.m. Kits will consist a variety of art and crafts projects for kids to do at home.

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Breweries & Vineyards

ETX Brewery: It’s time for OKTOBERFEST, {BE}ER Happy!

There’s a lot going on at the Brewery Downtown. ETX Brewing Co. is located at 221 S. Broadway, Downtown Tyler, etxbrew.com, facebook.com/ETXBrew, (903)630-7720.

ETX Brewery offers onsite quality craft beers. Alongside it, The Porch at ETX offers wonderful food and a relaxed atmosphere.

There is live music most Friday and Saturday starting around 8pm.

This Weekend: It’s time for OKTOBERFEST

For 4-days, come out and salute German culture Wednesday & Thursday, September 23rd-24th, 11am-10pm, and Friday & Saturday, September 25th-26th, 11am-11pm.

Details HERE

Don’t hesitate to come by, have a drink and BE{ER} HAPPY! This month’s events are:

For more events, check out EGuideMagazine.com ‘s entire

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Fall Fun

Beautiful Fall Foliage Drives

Summer’s grip has finally given way to fall and the luscious green countryside has slowly and quietly exploded with rich autumn colors. East Texas is a sight to behold in the fall, with yellow oak trees, orange sweetgums, deep red dogwood trees dappled among the might every greens. Fill up your tank, grab your cameras, and take an East Texas fall road trip today!

East Texas comes alive with peak color typically occurring mid-November. Take the opportunity to enjoy the natural beauty of the region during this seasonal transition.

Get off the beaten path this autumn! Take any farm-to-market road in East Texas for prime fall foliage viewing and a real Texas experience.

“A good stretch of farm road is the apotheosis of a very Texan institution—the drive for no other purpose than to get the feel of the country—and that is why the farm-to-market road is to Texas what the freeway is to California: not just a highway but a symbol of the culture.”~ Paul Burka. Texas Monthly 

Visit any state park in East Texas and for exceptional fall foliage viewing. Find a state park in East Texas HERE.

My East Texas has compiled a list of routes that usually yield incredible fall foliage and photo opportunities. Take any farm-to-market road off these routes for extended viewing pleasure.

Would you like your photos to appear here? Send them to eguidemagazine@gmail.com.

See Fall Foliage Driving Routes Here.

Throughout Texas: 4 Must-See Fall Foliage Spots in Texas

 

 

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Fall Fun

Fall Fun Events for All Ages

When it comes to fun in the fall, east Texas is a beautiful place to explore for all ages. Check out these fun events that will be going on in #tylertx #lindale #benwheeler #kilgore and more!

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