Noble E. Young Park will be closed to the public while it begins its renovation process.
Noble E. Young Park’s last renovations were done in the 1990s with small features added as well as a skate park. No further updates have been made since then, Leanne Robinette, director of Tyler Parks and Recreation, previously told the Tyler Morning Telegraph.
“We’re really excited,” Robinette said. “The park desperately needs some improvements.”
The Noble E. Young Park updates were initially approved by Tyler City Council in December, and in January the city entered into an agreement with Halff Associates to prepare design plans.
The design contract will total $77,000.
“We hope these upgrades will transform the park into a true neighborhood park,” city spokeswoman Adriana Rodriguez previously said.
Noble E. Young Park will receive a new clubhouse, restrooms, walking path, playground equipment, and outdoor exercise equipment that includes ADA-compliant parts.
“It will be almost a complete renovation of the park,” Rodriguez said.
When the renovations are complete, “We think it will bring great pride to the community, a place (residents) can go and feel safe and they know we care enough to do these renovations and repairs,” had said. previously declared Robinette. “We hear them when they let us know that certain things need to be changed.”
Noble E. Young park overhauls are funded through the Community Development Block Grant program, which specifically helps parks or locations in low-income neighborhoods, Robinette said.
To comply with the terms of the grant, Noble E. Young Park should be completed by August, according to the city.
The renovations to this park are part of a 20-year master plan for parks and green spaces first adopted by the city in 2010, Robinette said. This plan includes a ranking of Tyler’s 28 parks and necessary renovations.
To learn more about the Noble E. Young Park renovations and other Tyler parks and recreation improvement projects, visit www.TylerParksandRec.com or call (903) 531-1370.