TYLER, Texas (KLTV) - City of Tyler officials held a ribbon cutting event today to celebrate and mark the reopening of the revitalized Emmett J. Scott Park.
The park recently had $750,000 worth of improvements that city officials tell us included a showpiece basketball court, a walking trail that is now Americans With Disabilities Act accessible complete with new swings and slides.
A grant from Neighborhood Services was given to rehabilitate the park.
“It actually gives the people around here a chance to come out and the surrounding areas the opportunity to out out to, to be with one another, to make new friends, to greet. It just gives you a sense of pride and community,” said Renissa Wade, managing director for the City of Tyler.