Spring is ready to pop in Mansfield, and the parks & recreation department is celebrating with an open house. Residents are encouraged to stop by the Mansfield Activities Center from 9 a.m. to noon Monday, Feb. 18, for a preview of our spring classes and pop up play event.
“The MAC offers more than 1,400 programs each year,” said Marketing & Communications Manager Ann Beck. “I think most residents have no idea the great range of options we have for education and enrichment for all ages. At the MAC we have fitness and arts classes for all ages, like dance, painting, martial arts and Pickleball. At Oliver Nature Park we offer hands-on science for preschool and up, family programs like hikes and kayak tours and adult ecology education. This open house event is both a fun and free activity to check out while the kids are off school and an opportunity for us to showcase the MAC to anyone who’s never had a chance to check it out.”
The Spring Open House also falls on the quarterly Discount Day, when program registrations are discounted 15 percent online, or 10 percent when registering at the MAC. Guests can register online or at the MAC anytime between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m. on Feb. 18 to take advantage of the rates.
In addition to ongoing classes like martial arts and dance, Mansfield Parks & Recreation offers a number of summer camp options for different age and interests. Guests at the open house will be able to get more information about these camps and start planning their summer fun, whether that means perfecting their jump shot or exploring the geology of our natural preserve.
The Spring Open House will also be the site of the first Pop Up Play Station of 2019. The pop ups are part of a campaign that began last year to encourage Mansfield families to unplug from technology and experience more wireless, interactive play time together. Parks & Rec staff supply classic toys, from jump ropes and hula hoops to noodles and nerf rockets, and the kids and families create the memories. Pop Ups were held all summer and fall last year in different parks and will return in the spring for more unplugged play, starting with the open house. Kids can run, jump and play while Mom and Dad check out the classes and get more information about the programs.
“Our focus is always on the families here in Mansfield,” Beck said. “We’re constantly looking for ways we can make their lives better, easier or just more fun. This open house is a combination of all of those goals. We can help you improve your life by learning a new skill or hobby in one of our classes. This event makes it easy to hear all about the options by having everything together in one place and hopefully your whole family will have a great time in the process.”
Spring Open House & Discount Day
Monday, Feb. 18
Mansfield Activities Center
15 percent online discount valid 9am-9pm