If you are looking for some family fun in Tyler Texas check out Faulkner Park. There are two Faulkner Parks, both which are free and open to the public. Both parks are located off of Highway 69. One Faulkner Park is on the far North end of Highway 69.
It is actually past Lindale. If you live near interstate 20 in Lindale, Tyler, or Van this would be closer to you. If you live near Tyler Pipe, the north Faulkner Park is a straight shot. This park features a large beautiful pond with a trail going around it.
You can bring your kids out and fish from the small bridge on the far side of the peaceful pond. This park also features several baseball fields, soccer fields, tennis courts, sand volleyball court, basketball court and concession stand that is open on some occasions.
The playground and large pavilion make this park an ideal place for a picnic. Past Lindale but not as far as Mineola, the north Faulkner Park is right in the middle of the quiet country.
The Faulkner Park on the south part of Tyler has amazing new playgrounds. Probably the most exciting activity for kids to do in Tyler Texas, that’s free, is the Spray ground at Faulkner Park.
As you drive into this park you will be blown away with how clean and big it is. There are several baseball fields at the entrance if you drive further and take a left at the sign “spray ground” you will see a large playground and a fun spray ground which is like a water park.
I love this playground because it is fun and safe. It is away from traffic. It has clean green grass and picnic tables surrounding it. It is in a safe part of town. The spray ground doesn’t have a pool, which for little ones can be great. Small children can learn to have fun with water without the fear of drowning. It also puts parents at rest mentally and physically.
The parents can play with their children or sit back on a bench or on the grass and watch the fun. The spray ground features two rotating water guns, buckets of water that fill up and spill out, rings and pipes with water shooting out and much more. You must check out the spray ground at the Faulkner Park in Tyler. If the water is turned off you can reactivate it by simply pressing a large black button on the fist pipe in the spray ground.
If you drive further into Faulkner Park in South Tyler you will see a large pond surrounded by wooded areas that has “secret” trails through them. There are many frogs down the trails, which may interest you if you have any boys in your family. The pond isn’t ever over populated with people. You can always find a quiet place to fish.
If you haven’t checked out Faulkner Park in Tyler I highly recommend it. Grab a fishing pole, put on your swimming trunks, lather up with sunscreen, and spend the afternoon at this wonderful park.