About the MAC
The Mansfield Activities Center opened in 2001 as the City's first recreation center. The 23,431 square foot facility includes a full-size gymnasium and four large classroom spaces. Future phases and expansions were planned with the original design but the facility has received only general updates like flooring, paint and storage.
Most recreation programs are managed through the MAC, though some are held offsite. Click here to search the online registration system for upcoming programs. Annual membership is required to register for classes or attend free programs like open gym and pickleball open court.
MAC staff handles all rentals for park fields, pavilions and MAC spaces, which include the gym and all classroom spaces. More information about rental options can be found on our website here.
The Senior Lifestyles Program operates at the MAC for residents ages 55 and over, offering a wide variety of daily activities like social time, card playing, light fitness, bingo and enrichment. Daily meals are provided at low to no cost through a partnership with Tarrant County Sixty & Better. Membership is required; free transportation is provided within city limits. Programs are taught by staff and volunteers.
For questions about the Mansfield Activities Center or any of its programs or events, please contact staff at (817) 728-3680 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Mansfield Activities Center was (and remains) the city's first recreation center, paid for with half-cent sales tax and a $500,000 matching grant from the Texas Parks and Wildlife. The facility was built in conjunction with the library, which shares a parking lot, and at the same time as City Hall, also within the same government complex. Building a recreation center was the top priority in the previous parks master plan, and expansion/upgrading the facility has ranked high among resident demands ever since.
The Mansfield Senior Citizens Center, which had been operating out of a historic home near downtown since 1971, moved their daily activities and lunch to the new center upon opening. At the time, annual membership rates were $10/year for resident adults or $25/year for resident families. As of 2022, the rates are $15 and $35, respectively. The grand opening on May 19, 2001 included class demonstrations, games, tours and refreshments.
Development and Improvements
The MAC was designed to be built in three phases, but has not been expanded since opening in 2001. The facility has received frequent updates for style and/or replacement upgrades, including new flooring, paint and cabinetry, but still has the same footprint and basic features. Program offerings have changed throughout the years to reflect current trends in recreation, at one point converting an open room to feature Dance Dance Revolution competitions, and most recently adding Pickleball open court times.