Tyler Parks and Recreation wants to encourage you to get active and support our parks and recreation programs! For this reason, they are hosting the first annual Run Tyler 5K. This year’s 5K will be a virtual run that runners can complete whenever and wherever they like between April 16 and 18. Choose one of our many park trails, your own street or even a treadmill!

All proceeds of the 5K will benefit the Tyler Parks and Recreation Department and their various recreation programs.

Runners can register online at runtyler2021.eventbrite.com for $15 which includes the choice of an event t-shirt or race medal. Extra event gear is available for purchase during registration including an event bandana for your four-legged running partner. Runners are encouraged to send in their run times and photos or post them on the Facebook event page.

For more information and to register for the event, visit TylerParksandRec.com or call (903) 595-7217. 

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.