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Posted on: March 16, 2020

Mansfield Parks & Recreation provides operations update

parks info update

The following information is current as of 12 p.m. on Monday, March 16. For updates, please check here or on the city social media accounts.


The City of Mansfield is canceling all public programs, classes, activities and events beginning Saturday, March 14, until Monday, March 30, at which time the City will re-evaluate its position.

This includes PROGRAMS AND EVENTS of parks & recreation, library, environmental services, water utilities, the historical museum, the Convention & Visitors Bureau, the Farr Best Theater and Oliver Nature Park. The Mansfield Activities Center (MAC), the Mansfield Public Library, the Farr Best Theater and all athletics fields will close starting March 14 until March 30. All parks (other than athletic fields) remain open on normal schedules.

Registered participants in any parks & rec programs or events are being contacted and will be given full refunds. If you have a future program/class scheduled or a park pavilion rented, and no longer feel comfortable attending, you may cancel with no fees or penalties. Please complete this form and a member of the MAC staff will contact you to confirm the cancellation and refund. Please note, although the MAC is closed, we will have staff working modified hours. You can call them at (817) 728-3680 and if no one is there to assist you, they will return your call as soon as possible. For fastest response, please complete this contact form with your message and it can be routed to the right person to answer your questions.


All classes and one-time programs between March 14-30 have been canceled. In addition to that, the following special events have been cancelled. Any registered participants willbe contacted to receive their refund; if the event is rescheduled we will post that update here and on our social media accounts, @MansfieldTxParks.

Summer Camp Open House 3/21 CANCELLED
Super Awesome Tiny Tri 3/28 CANCELLED
SUPERKids Easter Bunny Visits 3/29 CANCELLED


Stuck at home? We’re here to help! Tune in to Mansfield Parks on Facebook each weekday at 10 a.m. March 16-27 for a different live program. We’re teaching about animals, making crafts, doing experiments and more. It’s all the best our parks and recreation programs and events have to offer but right in your living room or wherever you watch your favorite device. 

Each video will be linked here when complete, so you can check back at any time and watch them in whatever order you like. If you have an idea for a video you’d like to see, please send us an email or leave it in the comments of our video so we can try to add it in! 

3/16: Wildlife Ambassadors with Oliver Nature Park


All Mansfield Parks remain open for their normal hours of operation at this time. Normally, a two week break from school would mean our parks are flooded with happy families enjoying the fresh air and each other’s company. Normally, that would make us overjoyed! However, this is not a normal situation. The goal of these closures is to limit large crowds from gathering. Our parks are NOT closing, but we do ask you use caution before visiting over the next two week. 

  • Please stay home if you or anyone in your family doesn’t feel well.
  • If you arrive to an already-packed playground, consider coming back another time, or hopping on the linear trail for a family walk instead of staying in the busy playground area.
  • We have increased our cleaning schedule and added additional sanitization for door handles and faucets, but the best precaution is simply to stay home and wait for this to pass.  


The Mansfield Public Library is closed along with other city facilities. Please review these important updates from their staff:

  • Outside book drops are open, but we ask that you hold on to your books that you currently have checked out. We have extended due dates.
  • Current holds have been suspended, but not canceled. You will not be able to pick up your holds while the library is closed. Holds will be processed and ready to be picked up once the library is safe to open.
  • Although you can’t come to the library in person, access all of our free digital resources at


Check out this article for more fun projects you can do at home.

This page will be updated as new information becomes available. Please check here, the city home page, or our Facebook page @MansfieldTxParks for the latest updates.