City plan features graffiti promenade, food truck alcoves at Hillside Park
TYLER, TX (KLTV) - A legal graffiti wall, innovative play structures, food trucks and upgraded soccer complex are among the features as part of the master plan for Hillside Park.
The City of Tyler released the master plan as part of the city council packet on Monday.
"Graffiti is standard fare in urban areas around the world and we want Hillside Park South to be a place where local graffiti artists can 'legally' get creative and where their art can be on display for all to enjoy," according to a description in the master plan. "Hillside South would quickly become an important destination for all who visit Tyler, like Dallas' Free Wall, Miami's Wynwood Walls and Austin's Castle Hills."
Hillside Park is located on Erwin Street, east of downtown.
On the agenda is a request the city council consider authorizing the city manager to accept the bid for construction of the improvements to a Florida company in the amount of $43,880.
This bid would create 200 linear feet of Art Wall concrete structure.
The plan also calls for several food truck alcoves.
"Food trucks are quickly becoming a 'must' within the context of urban parks and Hillside is no stranger to informal food trucks operating Sunday afternoons during the height of soccer season," the plan states.
Also on the agenda is a request the city council authorize the city manager to reject a separate bid for a different part of Hillside Park construction.
According to the city council packet, the lone bid for the project exceeded the budget so city staff determined they could handle the project in-house.
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