Saturday, September 18, 2021

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Commemorative bricks from Harvey Convention Center are now available for purchase at the Rose Garden Center, 420 Rose Park Dr. Each brick is $50 and can be paid with a check or money order.

“Leading up to the demolition ceremony, we had multiple inquiries from residents and visitors who used the facility for decades, who wanted a keepsake of the iconic building,” said Leanne Robinette, Director of Parks and Recreation. “We thought having an actual piece of the building would be a great way to allow them to have a little piece of that history.”

The demolition ceremony of Harvey Convention Center took place on Aug. 2 in anticipation of the new conference center. The new Rose Complex Master Plan will feature 60,000 square feet of indoor meeting space, a large outdoor space for events, and a 3.5-acre greenspace.

For questions call (903) 531-1212 or visit our website TylerParksandRec.com.

About the Tyler Parks and Recreation

The Parks and Recreation Department provides oversight for the City’s open spaces, athletic complexes, and recreationally oriented programs for the use of all residents and visitors. Staff members diligently maintain a proactive maintenance program for over 26 park areas including oversight of maintenance activities on 23 playgrounds, traffic islands, and medians, landscaping at City buildings, cemeteries, and the downtown square. They also provide for the propagation of seasonal and perennial plant materials utilized in the Parks beautification programs, as well as the maintenance of trees in the Parks system. The mission of the Tyler Parks and Recreation Department is to improve the quality of life for our residents and guests by providing superior parks, cemeteries, recreational and tourism opportunities. Our vision is to provide residents and visitors with attractive outdoor spaces that are well maintained while continuing to be fiscally responsible. Learn more at www.TylerParksandRec.com.