The new facility will host numerous divisions to better serve the community
TYLER– Beginning Monday, March 28, the Tyler community will have a new location to service its boating, fishing and hunting needs. Housing divisions including Texas Game Wardens, Wildlife, Inland Fisheries and State Parks, the facility will act as a one-stop-shop for Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) business.
Situated on the Tyler Nature Center Wildlife Management Area, the new facility has been a longtime goal for Texas Game Warden Major Quint Balkcom.
“Creating a large facility where TPWD staff could work collaboratively and better assist the Tyler community has been in the works for decades,” he said. “We are pleased to be fully operational and available to the public.”
TPWD offers most services, like hunting and fishing licenses, online, but still offers boat titling and registrations through the facility. Staff are also happy to assist with any TPWD-related inquiries.
While the Tyler complex is open, landscaping and nature trails are still under construction. Visitors are urged to stay on paved walkways.
“We are excited to be in such a pristine facility, located in a conserved and accessible area,” Balkcom said. “Once construction is finalized later this year, TPWD will celebrate with a more formal grand opening.”
For information about online services, please visit https://tpwd.texas.gov.
The facility, located at 11942-A FM 848 in Tyler, is open 8 a.m. — 4:45 p.m. Monday through Friday.