Sports Parks, Kids Play and Lakeside Fun! Oh My!

Sports Parks, Kids Play and Lakeside Fun! Oh My!

Options for outdoor sports and recreation are abundant in and near Tyler, Texas. The area offers a range of activities for the pint-sized to the grandparents of the wee ones.

Sports Parks: If there’s one thing Tyler is not lacking in its sports parks and ball fields. It doesn’t matter what part of town you’re in there are ball fields near you.

A� Fun Forest Park: This truly has something for everyone with picnic areas, shelter/pavilion, restrooms, baseball/softball fields, tennis courts, playground, basketball court and an Olympic-sized swimming pool. A fun-filled water sprayground is the perfect addition to watch the joy of the young ones run and splash.

A� Faulkner Park: This large park offers a surprising variety including tennis courts with a pro tennis shop. Also on the grounds are a fishing pond, yes, fishing pond, baseball fields, sprayground and playground.

A� Noble E. Young Park: You’ll find a skate park as the main feature here where the youth, and young at heart, strut their stuff on skateboards, BMX bikes and anything else with wheels. This park also has a playground, hiking and biking trails and basketball courts.

There are dozens more parks in Tyler, Texas offering a variety of activities from the simple like picnicking to organized sports fields, several with soccer fields, too. Let’s not forget the lakes near Tyler offering camping, boating fishing and general fun for the family or a quiet solitary day landing a few fish.

A� Lake Tyler: At the Lake Tyler Marina you will find everything you need for a day or weekend at the lake. There’s camping (tent and RV), groceries, store with bait and gear, bass tournaments, boat launch, swimming, restaurant and live music on the weekends. You just can’t ask for more at a lake!

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A� Lake Palestine: Five public boat launches provide access to Lake Palestine. More than a dozen private marinas, motels and campgrounds offer additional ramps and other services like boat gas, fish cleaning, bait, supplies and restrooms.

It doesn’t matter what you like to do outside, aside from playing in the snow, you’ll find some outside fun in and near Tyler, Texas that everyone in your family can, and will, enjoy. You’ll definitely want to explore some more to learn about other places in the area.