Parks and Recreation Planning and Projects
Chandler Park Phase II
Construction on Phase II of Chandler Park was completed and open to the public in August 2017. Phase II includes the following community park elements: a spray ground, two playgrounds, two basketball half courts, sand volleyball, skate pad, walking trail with outdoor exercise stations, reflecting pond, grand lawn area, pavilions, updates to the existing tennis courts, and a new 45 space parking lot.
Walnut Creek Linear Park Phase II
The 2009 Parks, Recreation, Trails and Open Spaces Master plan included a spine trail phasing and prioritization plan. The first priority on this plan was trail segment “I” which is 2.75 miles from Oliver Nature Park through Philip Thompson to Loyd Park on Joe Pool Lake, which is a continuation of the existing Walnut Creek Linear Park. A design consultant was hired in summer 2013 to help staff formulate conceptual trail plans that could be used for future land acquisition and trail development.
Pond Branch Linear Trail Phase I
Mansfield Parks & Recreation broke ground on the Pond Branch Linear Trail in April 2017. The park begins at E Kimball Street and follows Pond Branch Creek to Sycamore to bring a walkable, ridable trail to the Historic Downtown business district. Phase II will connect to Katherine W. Rose Memorial Park and on-street access to Town Park. Construction of Phase I is expected to be complete in Winter of 2017.
Walnut Creek Linear Trail-North Main Extension
Construction will begin in Fall 2017 on a new extension of the Walnut Creek Linear Trail to connect the award-winning trail system to Historic Downtown Mansfield. The trail, which now ends at North Park, will connect walkers and cyclists on 12-foot wide lighted trails along both sides of Main Street between Pleasant Ridge Drive and Oak Street. Some portions will run alongside the roadway, others will be on-street with concrete safety barriers. Planners expect the project to be completed in the Summer of 2018.