Elmer W. Oliver Nature Park

Purchased from the Williams family in 2004, Oliver Nature Park is named after Elmer W. Oliver, a Mansfield resident and the original landowner.  In 2010, the Mansfield Park Facilities Development Corporation and City Council hired a design firm to master plan the 80-acre property, dividing the project into three phases.  Phase I, comprised of all outdoor elements, is completed.  Future plans include a 2.7 mile trail to Joe Pool Lake and an indoor Nature Center and Learning Lab.

As Mansfield’s only nature park, Oliver Nature Park offers unique classes and activities in which students and adults may participate. Additionally, this park is home to a variety of ecoregions, diverse plant and animal life, wildflowers and much more.

Hours of operation: 

March - October = 5 a.m. - 9 p.m.

November - February = 5 a.m. - 6 p.m.