Family Programs & Events

Family Camping Trip (All Ages)

Spending time outdoors is easier than you think. This is a one-night workshop (10 a.m. Saturday - 11 a.m. Sunday) where each family (up to four people) gets a campsite with nearby restrooms, use of a tent, s’more supplies and a campfire. Enjoy activities such as hiking and fishing during the camping trip. Have the supplies but want to participate in the group activities? Register for BYO session and save.
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Campfire Cookout (All Ages) 
Enjoy a beautiful autumn evening with your family next to the fire while roasting marshmallows and hot dogs at Rose Park. Includes games, crafts and a fire building demonstration.

Family City Campout (All Ages)
Let’s go camping! Bring your family to a community-wide campout at McClendon Park East that includes a space to pitch your tent, guided nature walks, nocturnal animal lessons, dinner and an interactive scavenger hunt. 

Nature Crafts - Winter Holiday Craft (All Ages)
We will be making 3 ornaments that can be treasured for years to come. 

Hike with a Naturalist (all ages)

Come enjoy Oliver Nature Park and learn about the wonders of nature on a guided hike with a Naturalist. Wear weather-appropriate clothing and comfortable shoes. All participants age 2 and up must pre-register. Each child/family must have at least one adult attending and registered for the program. We encourage nature walks for the whole family.
Upcoming session dates

Great Backyard Bird Count

Join us at Oliver Nature Park to participate in Cornell Lab of Ornithology and the National Audubon Society Great Backyard Bird Count. Families will count the birds at Oliver Nature Park to help the citizen-science project of collecting data on wild birds. Activities will include games, crafts, bird feeder making, live animals, and nature walks. Pre-registration is not required for this program FREE program.

Monarch Festival 

Join us at Oliver Nature Park to celebrate the Monarch Butterfly. Activities will include games, crafts, nature walks, plant ID hikes, a butterfly release, and more. The Mansfield Garden Club will be hosting a Native Plant sale for the community to purchase plants at the festival. Pre-registration is not required for this program FREE program.

Stargazing with Astronomers

Come and explore the night skies with astronomers from the Fort Worth Astronomical Society. Learn about the constellations and planets as you examine the skies with high-powered telescopes. Registration is not required for this FREE program.