• Finding Peace
  • Celebrating Life
  • Honoring Memories
We’re glad you are here! The Children’s Park of Tyler is a special place to celebrate the lives of all children located in beautiful East Texas. It is a unique park that provides opportunities for both natural play and quiet meditation with opportunity to engrave children's names along the sidewalk. The park operates under the public private partnership between the City of Tyler and the Children's Park of Tyler.

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In the News: ETX First Sergeant Honored Through Park Expansion

KLTV.com-Tyler, Longview, Jacksonville, Texas | ETX News TYLER, TX (KLTV) – Gage Bell is just 15 months old. He wears a red, white and blue ribbon with a photo of his father, First Sergeant Russell R. Bell, who was killed while serving his country in Afghanistan. First Sergeant Bell’s East Texas family cherishes the Children’s [...]





Park Stories

  • In 1951, my grandmother gave birth to her third child, a baby girl born with spina bifida. Six weeks later, the baby died. When I first heard about the Children’s Park, I thought, “What a special place for people who have lost a child.” Then I realized that it wasn’t just for those who had recently lost a child. So, for Christmas 2004, my grandmother’s children and grandchildren gave her an engraved sidewalk stone at the Children’s Park , to honor the memory of her baby who died 53 years before. It is the most meaningful gift we could ever give her. She later told me that she had always wanted to find a way to publicly remember Baby Jill, in some way, other than the gravestone at the cemetery. After the stone was placed, I took my grandmother to the Children’s Park to see it. It was the first time she had ever been there. She said that, when she was attending Hogg Junior High School in the late 1930′s, she never would have dreamed that the “hole in the ground” just to the north of the school would someday become such a meaningful place to her. Luci