Outdoor Adventures

Our Outdoor Adventure Programs take place March - October.

Intro to Trout Fishing (5-16Y)

Location: Oliver Nature Park

Come to Oliver Nature Park to catch a Rainbow Trout stocked by Texas Parks and Wildlife Department! This program is suitable for experienced anglers as well as kids new to fishing. You will learn about bait and lures specific to trout, and investigate what makes a good trout habitat. We supply equipment and bait! (All anglers over 16 years of age must have a valid Texas fishing license to fish in Mansfield Parks). Pre registration required. $7/$9 per child. Register

Saturdays 1-2 pm

  • December 29
  • January 12

Intro to Archery (5Y+)

Shooting an arrowLocation: McClendon Park East

Find out how fun picking up a bow and being outdoors can be at McClendon Park East! This class is designed for beginning archers to learn the basics and good techniques with a USA Archery certified instructor. Archery teaches respect for nature and builds confidence through practice. Bows and arrows are provided. Spectators must remain behind fences during class. There will be time for photos at the end of class. This class meets at McClendon Park East. Pre-registration required. $15/$17 per child. Register

Ages 5-8Y

  • Thursday, December 27, 10-11 AM
  • Monday, January 21, 10-11 AM
  • Saturday, February 9, 10-11 AM
  • Saturday, February 18, 10-11 AM

Ages 9-14Y

  • Thursday, December 27, 11:15 AM-12:15 PM
  • Monday, January 21, 11:15 AM-12:15 PM
  • Saturday, February 9, 11:15 AM-12:15 PM 
  • Saturday, February 18, 11:15 AM-12:15 PM

Ages 15-17Y

  • Thursday, December 27, 12:30-1:30 PM
  • Monday, January 21, 12:30-1:30 PM
  • Saturday, February 9, 12:30-1:30 PM
  • Saturday, February 18, 12:30-1:30 PM

Ages 18Y+

  • Thursday, December 27, 1:45-2:45 PM
  • Monday, January 21, 1:45-2:45 PM
  • Saturday, February 9, 1:45-2:45 PM 
  • Saturday, February 18, 1:45 -2:45 PM


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.  Spots are limited!  For any questions, please contact us at olivernaturepark@mansfieldtexas.gov or call the MAC at 817-728-3680.