Outdoor Adventures

Our Outdoor Adventure Programs take place March - October.

Intro to Fishing (3-16Y)

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.

$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.

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  • Friday April 12th, 6-7 pm
  • Friday, May 31st, 1-2 pm

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 3/30, 4/27 and 5/25.

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

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Ages 6-12Y

1-2 PM

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.

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

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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.

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  • Saturday, May 18th,  2-4 pm

Kayaking 101 (7Y+)

Location: Britton Park or Bowman Springs 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.

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

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Bowman Springs Park

  • Saturday, April 13th,  10 am -12 pm
  • Saturday, May 11th,  9:30-11:30 am

Britton Park

  • Sunday, April 28th, 2-4 pm
  • Sunday, May 26th, 2-4 pm

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