Outdoor Adventures

Our Outdoor Adventure Programs take place March - October.

Intro to Archery (6-14Y)

Location: McClendon Park West

Take aim at a new hobby! 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. This class meets at McClendon Park West. Pre-registration required. Register Now

Ages 6-10Y

  • Monday, July 29th, 9-10 am
  • Saturday, August, 31st, 9-10 am

Ages 11-14Y

  • Monday, July 29th, 10:15- 11:15 am
  • Saturday, August, 31st, 10:15- 11:15 am

Ages 15Y+

  • Saturday, August, 31st, 7:45 – 8:45 am

$15/$17 per participant.  Save $2 with MAC membership. 

Intro to Fishing (3-16Y)

Location: Oliver Nature Park

Ready to cast your bait and reel in the big fish, but not sure how or where to start? Join us for beginning fishing classes. We supply the equipment and bait! This class is for junior anglers ages 3-16. (16Y+ must have a valid Texas fishing license to fish in Mansfield Parks.) Pre-registration required. Register Now

  • Friday, May 31st, 1-2 pm - Register Now
  • Sunday, June 2nd, 6-7 pm
  • Sunday, June 23rd, 6-7 pm
  • Friday, July 5th, 7-8 pm
  • Sunday, July 7th, 6-7 pm
  • Tuesday, July 30th, 9-10 am
  • Sunday, August 4th, 6-7 pm
  • Friday, August 9th, 9-10 am
  • Sunday, August 25th, 6-7 pm

$7/$9 per child. Save $2 with MAC membership.  Anglers over 16 years of age must have a valid Texas fishing license to fish in Mansfield parks.

Archery Alliance (6Y+)

Location: McClendon Park West

Become a skilled archer with this series of classes with a USA Archery certified instructor. The more practice you get, the more you can learn! All equipment provided. This class meets at McClendon Park West. Pre-registration required. Class meets 6/29, 7/27 and 8/24.  Register Now

$45/$47 per participant. Save $2 with MAC membership.

Ages 6-12Y

  • 9-10 AM

Ages 13-15Y

  • 10:15-11:15 AM

Ages 16Y+

  • 7:45-8:45 AM

Family Camping Event

Date & Time: 06/15 at 9:30 am - 06/16 at 11 am

Location: Cedar Hill State Park

Spending time outdoors is fun, it's easier than you think! Don't have the gear? We do! The City of Mansfield is partnering with the Texas Parks & Wildlife Department to offer a Texas Outdoor family workshop this fall. We provide what you need for a fun camping experience at Cedar Hill State Park. For this low cost, one-night workshop, each family (group of up to six people) gets a campsite with nearby restrooms and the use of equipment including: tent, cots for two adults, foam sleeping pads for children, lantern, camp stove, cooking pots/pans and utensils, and a coffee press. You will bring: bedding, personal items and food. We even provide camping recipes. Only one person per family of six need to registrar. Pre-registration required by May 2nd at 11 am. Pets are not allowed on this camping trip.  Register Now

$25 per family of up to 2 adults and up to 4 children

Junior Angler (6-16Y)

Junior Angler classes provide activities that introduce kids to the life-long sport of fishing.  Classes follow a hands-on format to teach basic fishing knowledge and skills, to promote ethical behavior regarding fishing and aquatic habitats, and to encourage junior anglers to get outdoors and go fishing! Pre-registration required.

$20/$22 per child. Save $2 with MAC membership.

Kayaking 101 (7Y+)

Location: Britton Park 

Take a break from the hiking trails and get on the water! We will go out in dual-seated kayaks to explore our local lakes. Participants will enjoy a scenic paddle looking for wildlife and plants with a naturalist. We will also instruct on safety, proper techniques, and a ecofriendly approach to paddle sports. New this year: we offer kayaking tours at two locations! Each child ages 7-17 years must be accompanied by an adult on the tour. Preregistration required.  Register Now

$22/$24 per person. Save $2 with MAC membership.

Bowman Springs Park

Britton Park

  • Sunday, May 26th, 2-4 pm - Register Now
  • Birding By Boat – Saturday, June 1st, 7-9 am
  • Kayaking with Dad - Saturday, June 22nd, 8-10 am
  • Kayaking with Mom - Saturday, August 17th, 8-10 am
  • Saturday, July 6th, 8-10 am
  • Sunday, July 14th, 6-8 pm
  • Saturday, August 3rd, 8-10 am


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.