Katherine Rose Memorial Park
Originally a pecan orchard, the property for Rose Park was purchased in 1992 by the Mansfield Park Facilities Development Corporation with proceeds from a half-cent sales tax. The park was developed in part with grant funds from Texas Parks and Wildlife. This park opened in 1996 and was named Katherine Rose Memorial Park after the wife of the previous landowner. One of the most popular features of the park is a ½-mile, lighted, concrete walking/biking trail that serves as a major trail head connection to the Walnut Creek Linear Park.
Amenities include four covered pavilions with picnic tables, one large covered event pavilion with picnic tables, ten picnic tables with grills, six lighted half-court basketball courts, two lighted sand volleyball courts, eight horseshoe pits, restroom facilities and an all-accessible playground. “Katherine’s Garden,” a rose garden installed by the Keep Mansfield Beautiful Commission, is located at the front of the park and has served many times as the backdrop for photographs and occasionally as the site for weddings.