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Frederick Law Olmsted created landscape experiences, to have a humanizing effect on the citizens: to soften their harsh life, and to bring people of all classes together to interact and gain a sense of community.
More active recreation facilities are concentrated on the eastern side while the western half is devoted to more passive park use. A stone tunnel allows park visitors to move under the roadway without having to cross Baxter Avenue. This feature was a major characteristic when the Olmsted brothers were hired to prepare a design for the park in 1906. Completed in 1910, Tyler Park was named after Mayor Henry S. Tyler who died in office in 1896.
Meet Tyler Park Volunteers!
Over the years, volunteers from Tyler Park Neighborhood Association have helped to remove invasive plants, plant native trees and shrubs, fundraise and advocate for their neighborhood Olmsted park. Check out photos from recent volunteer events!
Located at: 1501 Castlewood Avenue., 40204 (Baxter Avenue and Tyler Park Drive)
Size: 13 acres
Walking path (0.125 mile)