Mansfield Park Facilities Development Corporation

Overview

The Mansfield Park Facilities Development Corporation administers the budget generated by a half-cent sales tax approved by voters in 1992 to fund parks and recreation facilities. Since then, the board has overseen the construction of a major athletic complex for soccer and baseball, the renovation and expansion of several city parks, and the construction of the city's first recreation center: the Mansfield Activities Center (MAC).

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Meetings

  • 6 p.m.
  • Third Thursday of every month
  • City Hall
    1200 E. Broad St.
    Mansfield, TX 76063

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.

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Members

Members of the Mansfield Park Facilities Development Corporation are appointed by the City Council and serve staggered two-year terms.

Have a message for the board? Send an email to parks@mansfieldtexas.gov with MPFDC in the subject line.

scotbScot Bowman, President

MPFDC member since: 2018
Lived in Mansfield since: 2001
Day job: IT Professional
Favorite park: Do I have to narrow it down to one? Walnut Creek Linear Park tops the list of favorites, but it is closely followed by Mans Best Field Dog Park and Donald Barg Park.
Why I serve: "I love Mansfield and enjoy giving back to my community. Working with our amazing staff and other board members, we've been able to help shape Mansfield to be a great place to play. I'm happy knowing I'm building a Mansfield that will be great for my family and friends."


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Bob Kowalski, Vice President

MPFDC member since: 2009
Lived in Mansfield since: 2000
Day job: Executive Editor, MultiView Inc.
Favorite park: Oliver Nature Park
Why I serve: "I strongly believe in the value and importance of parks and recreational activities. They bolster a community in so many ways, and I’m proud that I can play a small part in helping Mansfield’s parks facilities thrive and grow."



lindsaycLindsay Cadenhead

MPFDC member since: 2017
Lived in Mansfield since: 2015
Day job: Texas Christian University Professional Education Coordinator
Favorite park: Walnut Creek Linear Trail
Why I serve: "I serve our community because I desire to help create enriching opportunities for our Mansfield families to improve our physical and mental health. I believe though serving I can be a spark for positive change and innovation in our community."



chrisoChris Osburn

MPFDC member since: 2018
Lived in Mansfield since: 1997
Day job:  Digital Marketing Consultant
Favorite park:  Walnut Creek Linear Park / Oliver Nature Park
Why I serve:  "Mansfield residents deserve the most accessible, fun, and memorable parks and recreation facilities possible.  We are a growing city with a small-town vibe that is minutes to everything and second to none.  With my passion for the outdoors, sports, and adventure, coupled with my experiences living and recreating in over a dozen municipalities in my lifetime, I am excited to live in such a great city and to share my thoughts and ideas about what makes a unique, world-class and all-inclusive parks and recreation system."




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Raul Najera 

MPFDC member since: 2021
Lived in Mansfield since: 2011
Day job: President/CEO of a racing services company
Favorite park: Walnut Creek Linear Park & Michael Skinner Sport Complex
Why I serve: "I love giving back to the community. I've had the great opportunity to serve on the 2020 Mansfield Parks 10 Year Master Plan Advisory Committee and the MPCC Feasibility Committee as a Mansfield resident. The MPFDC is an amazing group of hard working, very bright and committed people. Getting to work on these projects and committees has re-ignited my love for parks and what they mean for the city. I grew up next door in Dallas as a “rec center” kid and loved every minute. My wish is that every kid and family can have the same enjoyment here in Mansfield. I look forward to working with the board and Parks to continue a strong and vibrant presence in our growing town."



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Jessica Ng-Hinojosa

MPFDC member since: 2022
Lived in Mansfield since: 2013
Day job: Property investor and manager
Favorite park: Town Park
Why I serve: "Parks are the places where individuals in a community become true neighbors. Serving as an ambassador on the Mansfield Parks Facilities Development Corporation and being able to give back to the community, is, for me, the truest form of "Loving Thy Neighbor." My hope in working with this team is to foster the feelings of community and inclusivity that allow every person to feel as though they belong in Mansfield, this amazing place we are all lucky enough to call home."




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Shelley Isbell

MPFDC member since: 2023
Lived in Mansfield since: 1992
Day job: Legal Support Services
Favorite park: Oliver Nature Park
Why I serve: "I am passionate about enhancing our Community’s quality of life, promoting health and wellness, and preserving green spaces for future generations."

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Malinda Knappenberger (alternate)

MPFDC member since: 2023
Lived in Mansfield since: 2019
Day job: Educational Diagnostician
Favorite park: Gertie Barrett Park
Why I serve: "I am very invested in Mansfield because this is home. I strive to continue to make Mansfield the best place to live, learn, and play! "