To accommodate the needs of local education institutions, business development and the growing economy, the board of directors of The Park of East Texas, Inc. initiated a search for a design team to establish a master plan for The Park. The search led to a collaborative effort between Tyler-based firm Ron Mabry Architects and GH2 Equestrian Architects of Oklahoma City.

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"The Park is an entertainment and conference development in west Tyler. The Phase I plan includes an event center, meeting rooms, exhibit space and ball rooms."

—John Sykes, President and CEO of The Park of East Texas