Tyler, TX — There are many hidden gems within Tyler’s 26 parks – everything from fishing ponds to walking trails, disc golf courses to spraygounds, and even mountain bike trails. To help residents learn more about these community assets, the Parks and Recreation Department has begun filming tours of the parks, led by Parks Director Stephanie Rollings.
“There are features of our parks that many residents are not aware of,” said Rollings. ‘These tours are one way that you can learn more about all of the amazing recreational opportunities that are available in Tyler.”
The video tours can be accessed by using a mobile phone with a QR reader application to scan the QR code located on signs at the parks. The videos are also available on:
· The City website (www.CityofTyler.org );
· The City YouTube channel (http://www.youtube.com/user/TylerCityof?feature=guide ):
· The City Facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/pages/City-of-Tyler-Texas-Government/328744635747 ); and
· The City Twitter page (http://twitter.com/CityofTyler ).
Tours have been completed for Bergfeld, Noble E. Young and Faulkner Parks. However, plans are to film a tour for each of Tyler’s parks.
“I am excited to share my favorite features of our parks with our citizens,” added Rollings. “At each park there is a little bit of history or a feature that people are just not familiar with. For example, did you know that a new disc golf course was just added to Noble E. Young Park, thanks to a local Eagle Scout; or that there is a six-mile mountain bike trail at Faulkner Park?”