Tyler Run Park
Amenities and Features
- nine-acre park
- baseball field
- batting cage
- basketball court
- playground designed specifically for children ages 2-5
- bocce ball court
- picnic tables
- greenway trail
Park open daily from dawn to dusk.
Alcoholic beverages are prohibited.
Smoking is limited to parking areas only.
Use of personal grills (gas and/or charcoal) is prohibited.
Dogs must be on a leash. Also, please clean up after your dog. Dog waste receptacles and bags are provided.
Researched and written by Elizabeth Miller, Wake Forest Historic Preservation Commission
Tyler Run Park is a nine-acre community park located at 830 Pineview Drive, inside the Tyler Run subdivision.
The Tyler Run subdivision was developed by Bennet Keasler and brothers Brantley and Louis Poole in the 1980’s. They purchased a 52-acre lot of undeveloped land on Durham Rd (NC 98 Business), just west of Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (SEBTS) in 1984. The subdivisions marketing strategy included “selling” Wake Forest as a prime location: close to Raleigh and filled with history and charm. As part of their offering, they set aside 5 acres of land for a community park.
The segment of the development which is now Tyler Run Park was deeded to the Town in 1985. The Tyler Run Park formally opened in 1991. An additional 4 acres was added to the park in 1995.
The original park included a Little League baseball field, basketball court, and a playground. A gravel walking trail along the power easement was planned, but it is uncertain whether it was ever built; it is not currently a feature of the park. There is a paved 0.1-mile walking path that leads to W. Holding Avenue. The amenities were paid for from the 1989 bond issue.
Tyler Run Park now also boasts a batting cage, a bocce ball court, an exercise station along the walking path, and an open lawn area. The bocce ball court was added as an Eagle Scout project by Jared Blaylock and was dedicated on July 25, 2014.
The name “Tyler Run” has no known historical connections.
Sources: Wake County Real Estate data, Raleigh News and Observer, Wake Forest Historical Museum