Welcome to Elmer W. Oliver Nature Park

Located just minutes from US287 and TX360 in Mansfield, Oliver Nature Park has 80 acres just waiting to be explored! The park is home to pond, forest, prairie, and creekside habitats. Find yourself at eye level with the treetops as you look down into Walnut Creek from the Treehouse Overlook. Watch for turtles, ducks, frogs, and herons at our two ponds. Take a look at prehistoric Texas as you view Cretaceous period geological formations at the Rocky Ford.

Park Pictures

Throughout the year, nature is always in action at Oliver Nature Park. Depending on the season, you could be surrounded by an amber sea of prairie grasses or a rainbow of seasonal wildflowers as you walk along the Flood Plain Boardwalk. Visiting the two bird blinds concealed along our forested trail, you may encounter full-time residents of Texas, or birds who are just passing through on their migration route. No matter what the season, there is always something to explore!

At Oliver Nature Park, there is something for everyone to do.  The park offers around 2 miles of crushed granite hiking trails where hikers and their leashed pet can explore the great outdoors.  Fishermen young and young at heart can enjoy fishing at one of two stocked ponds on the property.  There are four picnic tables at the front of the park to enjoy a pond side meal.  

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Program Registration

All Nature Education programs require pre-registration, unless listed otherwise.

Click here for more information and to register.  Don’t forget: if you are a MAC member, you get an additional $2 off per participant.  You must have an established account to register online.  Spots are limited!  For any questions, please contact us or call the MAC at 817-728-3680.

Location and Hours

 Oliver Nature Park MapOpen Daily

  • 5 AM - 9 PM in March - October
  • 5 AM - 6 PM in November - February

Located at 1650 Matlock Road, Mansfield, Texas

Click here for directions to the park.