WALKtober Challenge

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No PUNs about it, this is going to be a WALKtober to remember! Join our challenge and walk 31 miles this month as we kick start the holiday season with a renewed sense of health and fitness, plus earn a special prize pack and exclusive pin. To help get you started, we're hosting meetups to help you find new walking buddies, classes to explore the parks while learning new things, and even spooky walks along the trail for something totally new!

Say BOO to being stuck on the couch...sign up and receive weekly reminders, plus tons of helpful tips on how to add more active moments into each day, and different ways Mansfield Parks & Recreation makes it easy and fun. 

Click here to sign up for the FREE WALKtober Challenge!

Click here to log your miles starting 10/01

WALKtober Events

Marvelous Monday Midday Mile

October 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30 at Noon
Meet at Rose Park every Monday from Noon to 1 p.m. and walk a mile with friends, neighbors, and new faces! Perfect for squeezing a little exercise into your workday, enjoying some fresh air with little ones in a stroller, or just any excuse to start your week off right!
Free to attend, no registration necessary.

Senior Lifestyles WALKtober Challenge

October 2-31
Walk & Talk at the MAC provides a safe, climate-controlled space for seniors to get exercise and socialize three days a week. This month, we're tracking their laps and awarding prizes to our biggest WALKtober winners! Walk & Talk is free for MAC members 55Y+; membership starts at just $10/year. Contact the MAC to sign up, (817) 728-3680.
Free to attend, must register with Senior Lifestyles.

Walk & Talk Town Hall with MPFDC

October 7 at 9 a.m.
Enjoy an easy morning walk at Rose Park and a unique opportunity to chat with the Mansfield Park Facilities Development Corporation board members. Curious about projects, interested in seeing new development, or any other thoughts & ideas you want to share? Bring it on! Get a workout and get involved in the community at the same time! 
Free to attend, no registration necessary.

Nature Walk

October 21 at 11 a.m.
Nature is all around us, especially in our gorgeous parks! Join us for a free guided walk along the linear trail starting at McKnight Park East. Learn how to identify plants and creatures, discover native plants growing wild in our parks, and ask any nature/eco questions of our expert staff!
Free to attend, no registration necessary.


October 28 at 5 p.m.
Peek-a-boo, treats for you! Join us for a (not so spooky) scavenger hunt along the small loop at McKnight Park East. Bring your little monsters and perfect punkins for a fun, family-friendly walk. 
Free to attend, no registration necessary.

Need a new place to walk or run?

Click here to find a new park and explore other parts of the city while you clock those miles!

Earn steps while you learn with hikes at the nature park!

Walktober miles can be educational *and* fun! Sign up for one of these classes to log additional walking miles while you learn and explore. Fees and preregistration required; click on the link for each class for more details

Barks & Rec Hiking Club
Walk a shelter dog at ONP
Oct. 7, 21 or 28 at 9 a.m.

Spider Sniffing Hike
Oct. 7 at 7 p.m.

Spooky Night Hike
Oct. 21 at 7 p.m.

Creepy Crawly Hike
Oct. 28 at 1 p.m.