365 Ways to Gather, Grow, Preserve & Play

365 ways to gather grow preserve and play

Mansfield Parks and Recreation is proud to serve our community with unique opportunities to GATHER together with friends, neighbors and each other, GROW their minds and bodies, PRESERVE the precious natural resources in this world we call home, and, of course, PLAY together!  Join us this year as we celebrate all the ways your family can gather, grow, preserve and play with exciting events, challenges and more.

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No PUNs about it, this is going to be a WALKtober to remember! Join our challenge and walk 31 miles this month as we kick start the holiday season with a renewed sense of health and fitness. We're hosting meetups to help you find new walking buddies, classes to explore the parks while learning new things, and even spooky walks along the trail for something totally new! Sign up today and say BOO to being stuck on the couch!

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The temperatures are turning cooler (finally) and it's the perfect time to learn more about the landscape and wildlife we love. Watch for our social feeds for educational opportunities all month and get to know (and appreciate) your favorite parks!

100 hours of play headerSummertime means the return of the 100 Hours of PLAY challenge, presented by Methodist Mansfield Medical Centerwhere families can earn prizes by logging time spent outside playing together! The campaign includes nine weeks of free outdoor activities and events, from archery to chess, puppy painting to splash pad stories, and more. Win big prizes for meeting and exceeding the goal and have the Best. Summer. Ever!

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Spring is the perfect time to enjoy the plants and the flowers, the birds and the bees, and all the things that grow around us. Watch for new ways to explore the wildlife right here in Mansfield as we get your hands a little dirty and the Earth a little cleaner all month long, presented in a partnership with Methodist Mansfield Medical Center. 

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Come play with us! Break out of the routine for a staycation in your favorite hometown. Win prizes in our week-long scavenger hunt and make amazing memories in your own backyard during our Spring Break PLAY days!

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There’s nothing cozier than the company of friends & family... Spend quality time with your favorite people all February with our family friendly events AND new this year, Family Fridays at the MAC! Just $5 per family for an evening of fun, from puzzle competitions to dance battles! 

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Tackle the new year with a new you! Log at least 30 min of activity every day in January 2023 in the Grow for it Challenge and join us for free weekly fitness activities each Saturday this month, presented in a partnership with Methodist Mansfield Medical Center.