PT Cole Park opens with the sunrise and closes when the sun sets

(KYTX) - City council members approve new hours for Tyler's PT Cole Park following a deadly shooting in July.

Signs have already gone up saying the park is only open between sunrise and sunset.
     
The park used to be open through midnight. Briana Young was killed in an alleged gang-related shooting that happened after dark.

"I think it was a very good move. I often wondered why this particular park stayed open," says Darryl Bowdre from Tyler City Council District 2.

"I know there is a basketball court and a lot of the young people enjoyed playing basketball at night. But we have to remember this is a community and a neighborhood and we have to be sensitive to their needs as well."

The city council's vote was unanimous this morning.  Several other city parks already operate under the sunrise through sunset rule.


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