Beaumont's largest and most extensive park is the pride of our city. This park exceeds all expectations of what a city park should include. Whether you like to take a walk and enjoy beautiful wildlife in the 900-acre Cattail Marsh Scenic Wetlands - which provides a natural habitat for animals, birds and fish - or prefer to stroll among the gorgeous flowers, plants and trees at the Beaumont Botanical Gardens, Tyrrell Park has it all. The Henry Homberg Municipal Golf Course, also located inside Tyrrell Park, offers 18 holes of golf. In addition, a 2.8 mile walking trail, sheltered picnic tables, two lighted basketball courts, a playground area and restrooms complement the park.
Other park features include an Archery Range and Tyrrell Park Stables with horseback riding lessons and other equestrian offerings.
In 1923 Captain W. C. Tyrrell donated roughly 1500 acres of land in downtown Beaumont to the city to be used as a park. From November 24, 1935 and June 30, 1941, Civilian Conservation Corps Company 845 built drainage ditches, the park entrance way, the golf course, horse stables, roads, nature trails, picnic tables, and recreation buildings. The park was used as a prisoner of war camp for German prisoners during World War II.