Welcome to Elmer W. Oliver Nature Park

Want to see some of the cool organisms out at Oliver Nature Park?

Check out the iNaturalist project we’ve started!  When you’re out at the park, don’t forget to bring a camera and add to this project!

Here are some of the upcoming nature programs:

Registration required for all programs.   Click here for more information and to register.

One Day Programs

Wild Flower

Home School Nature Class

  • Tuesday, November 29th, 10 – 11 am – Animal Evidence
  • Thursday, December 15th, 10 – 11 am – Science Experiments
  • Friday, January 6th, 10 – 11 am – Mammals in Winter
  • Wednesday , January 18th, 10 – 11 am – Snowflakes
  • Wednesday, February 2nd, 10 – 11 am – Animal Homes
  • Thursday, February 23rd, 10 – 11 am – Backyard Birds

Stargazing

  • Saturday, January 21st, 7:00 – 9:00 pm

Great Backyard Bird Count

  • Saturday, February 18th, 9 am ‐ 12 pm

Painting at the Park

  • Saturday, December 17th, 10am – 12pm – Red Fox (12Y+) $32 /$37
  • Monday, January 16th, 10am – 11:30am – Cottontail (5Y+) $27/$32
  • Monday, February 20nd, 10am – 11:30am– Squirrel (5Y+) $27/$32

Little Naturalists (for ages 3 – 5)

Wednesday mornings at 10:30-11:15 am

  • 11/30 – Lovely Leaves
  • 12/07 ‐ Hibernation of Mammals
  • 12/14 – Sensational Seasons
  • 01/11 ‐ Hibernation of Reptiles
  • 01/25 ‐ Extraordinary Owls
  • 02/08 – Bird Buddies
  • 02/22 – Wild Weather

Upcycled Art at the Park

  • Tuesday, December 20th, 10 – 11 am
  • Tuesday, January 10th, 10 – 11 am
  • Tuesday, February 14th, 10 – 11 am

Winter Scavenger Hunt

  • Thursday, December 29th, 1:00‐2:00 pm

Ongoing Activities

  • Oliver Nature Park Trivia Guide - Want to learn more about Oliver Nature Park while having fun exploring?  Pick up a Trivia Guide at the Mansfield Activities Center and head over to the park for some investigation.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us.