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

Holly at Oliver Nature Park

Home School Nature Class

  • Thursday, February 23rd, 10 – 11 am – Backyard Birds
  • Monday, March 6th, 10 – 11 am – Cottontail
  • Tuesday, March 21st, 10 – 11 am – Seeds
  • Tuesday, April 4th, 10 – 11 am – Caterpillars
  • Thursday, April 20th, 10 – 11 am – Ladybugs
  • Tuesday, May 9th, 10 – 11 am –Pond Ecology
  • Tuesday, May 23rd, 10 – 11 am – Fish

iNaturalist Sneak Peek

  • Saturday, April 8th, 11 am - 1pm

Great Backyard Bird Count

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

Kayaking at Britton Park

  • Saturday, March 11th, 10am – 11:30am
  • Wednesday, March 15th, 10am – 11:30am
  • Saturday, April  8th, 10am – 11:30am
  • Friday, April 21st, 10am – 11:30am
  • Saturday, May 13th, 10am – 11:30am
  • Friday, May 26th, 10am – 11:30am

Painting at the Park

  • Monday, February 20nd, 10am – 11:30am– Squirrel (5Y+) $27/$32
  • Monday, March 13th, 10am – 11:30am– Butterfly (5Y+) $27/$32
  • Monday, April 17th, 10am – 11:30am – Pond Scene (5Y+) $27/$32
  • Saturday, May 20th, 10am – 12pm – Wildflowers (12Y+) $32 /$37

Little Naturalists (for ages 3 – 5)

Wednesday mornings at 10:30-11:15 am

  • 02/08 – Bird Buddies
  • 02/22 – Wild Weather
  • 03/08 ‐ Nifty Nest
  • 03/22 – Growing a Garden
  • 04/05 ‐ Bouncing Bunny
  • 04/19‐ Fancy Flowers
  • 05/03 – Spring Has Sprung
  • 05/24 – Butterflies

Upcycled Art at the Park

  • Tuesday, February 14th, 10 – 11 am

Spring Break Activities

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.