Proud of East Texas: Parrot Park

By Joan Hallmark - bio | email
Posted by Ellen Krafve - bio | email

LINDALE, TX (KLTV) - Bill Parrot's love affair with collecting is the basis for Lindale's newly opened "Parrot Park Agricultural and Heritage Museum." For 35 years Parrot has collected farm equipment, implements, vintage cars, and historical objects. The park is located on a 27 acre piece of land where a brick yard once operated. When Parrot bought the land it looked more like a minefield than a park. Parrot says he "took a lemon and made lemonade from it."

After a bout of cancer in 2003, Parrot deeded the park to the City of Lindale, which has recently opened it to the public. The park is open 9a.m. to 5p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. Admission is free at the present.

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