Mansfield Park Facilities Development Corporation

Overview

The Mansfield Park Facilities Development Corporation is appointed by the city council to administer the budget generated by a half-cent sales tax approved by voters in 1992 to fund Parks and Recreation facilities. Since that time, 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 Mansfield Activities Center (MAC).

Meetings

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

Agendas & Minutes

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

View Most Recent Agendas and Minutes

Members

The Mansfield Parks Facilities Development Board serve staggered two-year terms and meet once a month or more. Have a message for the board? Send an email to parks@mansfieldtexas.gov with MPFDC in the subject line.



colliniwendy

Dr. Wendy Collini, President

MPFDC member since: 2000
Lived in Mansfield since: 1997
Day job: Physician
Favorite park: Walnut Creek Linear Park and Elmer W. Oliver Nature Park
Favorite event/program: All of the community events and the great educational programming
Why I serve: "I think it is important to give back to the community where you live and raise your family. There is no better board to serve on than MPFDC with outstanding board members, an exceptional parks department, and a goal of expanding and maintaining our beautiful park system for the citizens of Mansfield!"

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Jordan Adams

MPFDC member since: 2020
Lived in Mansfield since: 2005
Day job: Chiropractor and Yoga Instructor
Favorite park: Favorite for family play time: Clayton Chandler; Favorite for Outdoor Adventures: Elmer Oliver
Favorite event/program: Hometown Holidays (I'm a sucker for all things Christmas)
Why I serve: "I serve because I believe in service above self. There is a saying in chiropractic that says, "Loving service is my first technique" and I try to live my life by that." 


bowmanscottScot Bowman

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.
Favorite event/program: Again, so many favorites, but I would put Hometown Holidays and Kayaking 101 at the top of the list.
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."

cadenheadlindsLindsay Cadenhead

MPFDC member since: 2017
Lived in Mansfield since: 2015
Day job: Texas Christian University Professional Education Coordinator
Favorite park: Walnut Creek Linear Trail
Favorite event/program: Rockin 4th
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."


kowalskibobBob Kowalski

MPFDC member since: 2009
Lived in Mansfield since: 2000
Day job: Executive Editor, MultiView Inc.
Favorite park: Oliver Nature Park
Favorite event/program: Rockin’ 4th or the World's Only Pickle Parade & Palooza!
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".


osburnchrisChris Osburn

MPFDC member since: 2018
Lived in Mansfield since: 1997
Day job:  Digital Marketing Consultant
Favorite park:  Walnut Creek Linear Park / Oliver Nature Park
Favorite event/program: Hometown Holidays
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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Neal Shaw

MPFDC member since: 2016
Lived in Mansfield since: 2015 (plus 10 years right across the street!)
Day job: CEO of a software company
Favorite park: Skinner Sports Complex
Favorite event/program: Hometown Holidays
Why I serve: "From my eldest child starting soccer at 5 years old to my youngest prepping for high school baseball, my kids grew up in the Mansfield parks. I can think of no better way to give back to our community than by serving as a steward and ambassador for our award-winning park system." 

turnerseanSean Turner (Alternate)

MPFDC member since: 2019
Lived in Mansfield since: 2013
Day job: Firefighter/Paramedic
Favorite park: Town Park/Oliver Nature Park
Favorite event/program: Rockin 4th of July or Hometown Holidays (pre 2020 editions)
Why I serve: "I have young kids as well and we are active in the parks and recreation here. I thought it would be a privilege and honor to be a part of seeing the department develop and grow into what it is and what the future has. To be a part of some of the decision making process is a rewarding experience."


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