TYLER, Texas — The City of Tyler announced the closure of Fun Forest Pool for the summer, officials announced a partnership to give kids a different pool they can cool off in as temperatures rise.
The city has partnered with Tyler Independent School District to offer free swim days at their Aquatic Center, located at 3031 Earl Campbell Parkway. City of Tyler lifeguards will be on duty and appropriate swimwear will be required.
An opening day for swimming will be Saturday, June 22.
Tyler Transit will offer free rides to the pool and all city splash pads for children under 17. Those under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult.
Note: Transit services will end at 6:15 p.m. on Saturday and will not run on Sundays.
The Tyler ISD Aquatic Center hours:
- Saturday (2 p.m. - 7 p.m.)
- Sunday (1 p.m. - 7 p.m.)
- Thursday (1:30 p.n. - 3:30 p.m.)
- Friday - Lap swim only (1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.)
The new splash pads that will be installed at Fun Forest and Woldert/Glass Recreation are currently under construction. Once opened, the city plans to extend operations by remaining open every weekend during the warm weather.
The Glass Recreation Center will offer free summer memberships to children under the age of 17 during June, July, and August.
The parks' office is offering free seven-day passes to the Tyler Athletic and Swim Club that are available for pickup (one pass per family).
Tyler Parks and Recreation will also be hosting a summer family night once a month. The events will be free and open to the public. Each night the park will have a theme, games and food trucks.
Also, the city's Summer Playground Programs are offered daily from 9 a.m. until 1:30 p.m., free of charge. Breakfast, snacks, and lunch will be provided to children. Playground leaders will on site to help lead activities.
The following parks will be participating:
- Bergfeld Park
- Emmett Scott Park
- P.T. Cole Park
For more information visit the Tyler Parks and Recreation website.