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Tyler Parks and Rec offers great ways to Cool off this Summer

With Fun Forest Pool being closed for the summer of 2019, the City would like to offer several other ways to cool off to our residents. The City has partnered with Tyler ISD to offer free swim days at their Aquatic Center and Tyler Transit will offer free rides to children under 17 to the pool and to all Tyler splash pads.

See additional details below:

  • Tyler ISD Aquatic Center, located at 3013 Earl Campbell Pkwy., will be open to the public during the following hours, free of charge. The City of Tyler lifeguards will be on duty and appropriate swim apparel will be required.

Please note: These dates have not started yet. An opening date will be announced soon.

    • Saturday 2-7 p.m.
    • Sunday 1-7 p.m.
    • Thursday 1:30-3:30 p.m.
    • Friday (lap swim only) 1:30-3:30 p.m.
  • Tyler Transit will transport children under the age of 17 to the closest bus stop to any of the following locations during the summer months, free of charge. (Children under the age of 12, must be accompanied by an adult)
    • Tyler ISD Aquatic Center
    • Bergfeld Park Splash Pad
    • Faulkner Park Splash Pad
  • Glass Recreation Center will offer free summer memberships to children under the age of 17 for June, July and August.
  • The new splash pads that will be installed at Fun Forest and Woldert/Glass Recreation are currently under construction. However, once they are opened, we plan to extend the season to be open every weekend, as long as the weather remains warm. (They usually close mid-August)
  • The Parks office has a free 7-day pass to Tyler Athletic and Swim Club that are available for pick up. (1 pass per family)
  • Tyler Parks and Recreation will be hosting a summer family fun night, once a month. These nights will be free and open to the public. Each night will have a theme, fun games and food trucks in attendance for those who wish to purchase food.  (Dates will be posted soon)

Additionally, our Summer Playground Programs are offered daily, from 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m., at the following park locations free of charge.  Breakfast, snacks and lunch are provided to any child and there are playground leaders to help lead fun activities.

    • Bergfeld Park
    • Emmett Scott
    • PT Cole

All information and updates will be available on our website at


Breweries & Vineyards

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

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There’s a lot going on at the Brewery Downtown. ETX Brewing Co. is located at 221 S. Broadway, Downtown Tyler,,, (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:

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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.

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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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