Explore Date Night Ideas

Sometimes getting out and exploring is exciting when you've got someone to share it with! Check out some of our date night ideas below to for some inspiration.

Wildflowers at Oliver Nature ParkGo for a Nature Walk

Oliver Nature Park's wooded, natural trails are the ideal quiet refuge from your busy life. Visit at dusk or dawn for the best chances of seeing the natural wildlife out to play, or come any time just to enjoy the fresh air and screen-free time to catch up. 




park hammocksPicnic in the park 

Stop in at the Mansfield Farmer's Market on a Saturday morning to pick-up some fresh fruit and other goodies. After that, head to one of our many parks and enjoy a lunchtime picnic together! No glass containers or alcohol is permitted in parks.




LOTExplore Downtown Historic Mansfield

With many shops and access to the Pond Branch Linear Park and trail connection, you'll have easy access to some great dining and shopping options. Don't forget to check out the Mansfield Historical Museum and Heritage Center or catch a free show at the LOT Downtown!



stargazing at ONPStargazing at Night

Parks don't close until 11 pm! That means you and your date have got a few hours to sit on a bench and gaze at the beauty of the night sky. Depending on what park you're at, you may even hear some nature sounds from nocturnal animals. If you're a fan of Astronomy, be sure to check out Oliver Nature Park's annual Stargazing Night, when the Fort Worth Astronomical Society brings high-powered telescopes for the public to share and discover the world above us.


ballroom dancingTake a Class Together

Mansfield Parks & Rec offers a number of classes and programs that make the perfect active excursion for sweethearts of any age. ONP's kayaking tours are available year round, with two-hour guided trips through either Joe Pool Lake or Lake Arlington in a dual seated kayak. The MAC has ballroom dancing classes to get you ready for a first dance or just learning a new skill together! Even if you step on a few toes, you'll be making memories!