Smith County is ranked this year within the upper 25% of all counties whose health indicators were evaluated within this year’s data release by County Health Rankings (CHR), a objective model for community health that emphasizes factors that influence how long and how well we live.
Fit City Tyler is celebrating the health factors that have improved in the Tyler area since our inception in 2010 while also utilizing the 2022 data from County Health Rankings to create data-driven solutions that will assist you to achieve your physical, emotional, and mental fitness goals.
View the Fit City Tyler
Active Living Plan
The Fit City Tyler Active Living Plan is a way for you to help us create annual health programs.
Focus is placed on specific populations in the Tyler area, so that the Fit City Tyler Active Living Plan will include current and future planning ideas related to access for health equity.
in the Tyler Area
There are literally over 100 places in Tyler where you can walk, run, lift, play, swim, and sweat!
We have created a Google Map that shows the locations of walking paths, sidewalks, bike trails, exercise facilities, and city parks in Tyler.
Make plans to get some physical activity today!
Play the Parks & Rec
Visit one of the several parks in the Tyler area
and look for this Scavenger Hunt sign.
Scan the QR code on the side . You must photograph yourself with the item or doing a task, and then send in your photo to Tyler Parks & Rec.
Participation is free. Happy hunting, everyone!
The "Fit For Life"
Youth Art Contest
Kids and teenagers can participate in our FREE art contest that will award $50, $75 & $100 prizes.
To enter, you can be a student of any public, private, charter or home school in East Texas.
Students can create and enter multiple entries.
Lighten Up East Texas
Weight Loss Challenge
Our annual program that encourages you to lose 5% of their weight for a chance to win cash, gift cards, and other fabulous prizes has been postponed.
Your company can become a weighing location, or you can enter at one of our public weighing sites, and have a chance to be a Grand Prize Winner!
Healthiest Workplaces Applications
Worksite wellness continues to be an important topic for companies of all sizes in all industries.
Our annual Healthiest Workplaces in Tyler Awards gives your company the earn free recognition for best practices for ensuring healthy employees .
New and Upgraded Bicycle Routes
Tyler will have 36 miles of designated bicycle lanes aimed to increase safety for bicyclists and drivers.
The Tyler Bike Stripes project connects 11 bicycle spokes with a centralized hub in the downtown area. The project aligns with the goals of the Tyler Area 2045 Metropolitan Transportation Plan and the Active Tyler Plan addressing the needs of all users of a City’s transportation system to include using non-motorized forms of transportation.
The Northeast Texas Public Health District (NET Health) and the Tyler Parks and Rec Department have partnered to install numerous bicycle fix-it stations throughout the City of Tyler.
The fix-it stations were purchased thanks to grant funds from the Texas Physical Activity and Nutrition Program, have been placed at Tyler parks near trails, and will include all tools necessary to perform basic bike repairs and maintenance, such as inflating a flat tire and adjusting brakes.
The bicycle fix-it stations have been installed along the Rose Rudman Trail, Legacy Trails,
Bergfeld Park, Faulkner Nature Trails, Lindsey Mountain Bike Trails, Glass Recreation Center.
Downtown Tyler locations of the bicycle fix-it stations include the downtown square (near the water feature), in the Fair Plaza parking garage, and near the Tyler Transit depot on Oakwood and Spring St.