James McKnight Park East

The park was originally called “City Park” and then later “Central Park.”  It was renamed after James McKnight who left a generous monetary donation to the city for the purpose of making improvements to the park.  In 1987, improvements were made with the assistance of a grant from Texas Parks and Wildlife.


Currently, the park has four lighted softball fields used by the Mansfield Girls Softball Association.  Other amenities include a concession/restroom facility, a playground and several pavilions and picnic tables.  This park serves as a major trail head for the Walnut Creek Linear Park.

Hours of operation: 

5 a.m. - 11 p.m.

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