City of Tyler seeks community input on new park

Monday, February 25, 2013 - 12:41pm

The City of Tyler Parks and Recreation department and MHS planning will host a neighborhood meeting at St. Louis Baptist Church, March 5, from 6 to 7:30 p.m.

 

Mark Spencer, the owner of MHS planning will unveil two possible master plans for the site and ask for community input. MHS met with two focus groups to help determine the direction to take.

 

The City of Tyler Parks and Recreation Department unveiled its newest park this past October. Located in Tyler’s St. Louis District at 2713 Frankston Highway, the property, which has a historic home site, was donated to the City of Tyler by Gladys and TB Stewart, who were long-time St. Louis Community residents.

The Stewart’s were married for 75 years and together for more than 83 years. Although they had no children, they had many foster children and understood the need for safe, neighborhood parks.

Gladys taught for the Tyler Independent School District for more than 50 years and TB worked for Roosth and the Genecov Group. They had a deep love for church, community, friends and students and made it their lifetime goal to provide opportunities for advancement and success.

The Stewarts often expressed their belief that every child deserved the opportunity to have an education. The commitment to that belief spawned the Gladys and TB Stewart Scholarship fund, given by the East Texas Communities Foundation.

They also believed children needed to be given the opportunity to play and have fun. They donated their homestead to the City of Tyler to become a neighborhood gathering spot to serve the needs of the St. Louis community and the City of Tyler.

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