Pond Branch Linear Park
Pond Branch Linear Park stretches from East Kimball Street along Pond Branch Creek, running parallel to Main Street in Historic Downtown Mansfield and adding a distinctive, natural element to one of the city's most unique and long-standing neighborhoods. Visitors to the park can travel along a 10 foot-wide paved trail under a canopy of trees and rock retaining walls that add both safety along the creek and retains the natural feel of the area. The park has a gristmill-themed appearance, with concrete paths, sandstone walls and rock seating areas.
The portion of the trail running under East Broad Street will be lit for added security and convenience, as guests continue on to Sycamore Street. A 70 foot-wide steel pedestrian bridge at Kimball Street links area homes to the business district, a much-needed connection lost to flooding many years ago. Construction on the project was completed and celebrated with an official dedication in February 2018.
Pond Branch Linear Park includes a ten-foot wide lighted paved trail and a plaza area near the East Broad Street bridge with seating and gathering areas.