Check out all the summer fun from Mansfield Parks & Recreation


Looking for family fun this summer? Look no further than your own backyard, with tons of camps, classes events and activities for all ages and interests with Mansfield Parks & Recreation. Click on the title of each event for registration or other details. Jump to a section:
Special Events
Outdoor Adventure
Family Programs


Special Events

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Sugar Rush 5k: June 8

Hit the pavement for a super sweet 5k race that’s all about the reward. Challenge yourself to a PR then enjoy cupcake & sugar-themed decorations and treats in this candy-coated event for the whole family. Sugar Rush also features an appearance by special celebrity guest, 11-year-old Jaxon Remillard, a top four finalist on the 2019 Food Network Kids Baking Championship. Start the sweetest summer ever with us at the 2019 Sugar Rush 5k.

Red, White & Rockin Kids’ Tri: July 2

Fully USAT-sanctioned event with two distances: 130m swim, 3.1 mile bike and half-mile run for the  Juniors (6-10 years) and 200m swim, 6.2 mile bike and one-mile run for the Seniors (11 – 15 years). It a great event for first timers or seasoned athletes.

Rockin 4th of July: July 3

Celebrate America in your favorite hometown with the 12th annual fireworks spectacular. Join us at Big League Dreams Mansfield for a free festival of games, live music, entertainment, food vendors and more, capped off by our famous fireworks show. It’s a blast! 

Music Alley Music & Arts Festival: Sept. 7

Music Alley is back Sept. 7. And while the calendar may say it’s 2019, Historic Downtown Mansfield will look like 1989. Four stages of live music, a kids area, video arcade, food, art and more, all with an Eighties flair. The weekend also kicks off with an Eighties-themed 5K and VIP Party on Friday, Sept. 6. More info to come on registration for those events.



Chefsville Cooking Camps
1-4pm June 3-7, June 10-14, July 8-12, July 15-19, July 29-Aug 2

Young chefs will learn basics of kitchen equipment and cooking. Come try new dishes and eat what you make. Open to ages 7-12. June 10-14 is for ages 7-18 and covers more advanced skills as well as nutrition and healthy eating.

MATA Tennis Camp
9-11am June 3-7, June 10-14

Mansfield Area Tennis Association leads campers in a variety of games, drills and match play, all to teach and develop tennis skills. Equipment is furnished; camp is for ages 5-10Y.

Soccer Little Camp
June 10-12, 10:30am-12pm

This unique camp curriculum uses soccer to improve English, math and science skills for ages 8-12Y.

Hip Hop Karaoke  Camp
June 17-20, 1-3:30pm

This co-ed dance camp is high energy funk and fun. Learn hip hop combinations, musicality and self-expression.

TGA Junior Golf Camp
8-11am June 10-14, June 24-28, July 15-19, July 29-Aug 2

Learn golf technique with a nationally recognized curriculum. $75/week for ages 5-10Y.

MAC Basketball Camp
June 17-21 or July 15-19, 9am-12pm for ages 8-12Y
June 17-21 or July 15-19, 12-3pm for ages 13-17Y

All levels are welcome as campers focus on overall technique and skills. Small class sizes mean lots of individual attention to specific needs and skills.

TGA Tennis Camp
8-11am June 17-21, July 08-12, July 22-26, Aug 5-9

Matches, drills and skills help kids learn and love tennis. $75/week for ages 5-10Y.

TGA Cheerleading Camp
1-4pm June 17-21 or July 22-26

Great introduction to cheer including chants, jumps, tumbling, choreography and more.

Animal Science Camp
June 3-7, 9am-3pm

Study animals and learn about wildlife in hands-on interactions with ONP animals and other fun activities for ages 7-10Y.

Girl Scout Camp: Brownies
June 10-14, 9am-12pm

Brownies will earn badges for Eco Friend, Bugs, Letterboxer, Pets and Outdoor Art Creator in this fun camp for ages 7-9Y. Open to non-scouts; save $17 on registration if not needing badges.

Nature’s Artists Camp
June 17-21, 9am-12pm

Create unique nature-based works of art with the park as your inspiration for ages 7-10Y.

Life in a Pond Camp
June 24-28, 9am-12pm

Explore pond life through crafts, fishing, bug hunting and hands-on experiments for ages 5-8Y.

Adventure Camp
July 8-12, 6pm-9pm for 7-10Y
July 15-19, 6pm-9pm for 10-14Y

Learn camping, fishing, archery and more in this fun outdoor camp that ends with s’mores by the fire on Friday night.

Girl Scout Camp: Juniors
July 8-12, 9am-12pm

Junior Girl Scouts age 9-11Y can earn badges in Outdoor Art Explorer, Flowers, Geocaching, Animal Habitats and Detective. Open to non scouts; save $17 if badges are not needed.

Herpetology Helper Camp
July 15-19, 9am-12pm

Spend a week learning reptiles and amphibians with experiments and hands-on activities with crafts and real animals for ages 5-8Y.

Lacrosse Camp
July 16-18, 9am-12pm

U.S. Lacrosse-certified coaches will teach the basics of the sport with emphasis on skills, drills, fun games and 3v3 competition for ages 7-13Y.

Science Starter Pack Camp
July 22-26, 9am-3pm

Learn astronomy, biology, chemistry, geology and physics through experiments, hands-on demonstrations and hikes for ages 9-14Y.


Outdoor Adventure

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Intro to Archery
July 29, Aug. 31

Take aim at a fun new sport with small classes for individualized skill instruction and all equipment provided. Times vary by date and age; classes available for ages 6 through adult.

Animal Science
Aug. 2, 9-10am

Hands-on experiments with our real live wildlife ambassadors help teach kids about behavior, adaptation and science; ages 5Y+.


June 1, June 22, July 6, July 14, Aug. 3, Aug. 17

Enjoy a guided 90-minute tour on dual-seated kayaks with our trained naturalists. All equipment and training is provided; ages 7Y+.

Intro to Fishing

Learn to fish with us. All equipment–even worms– are provided for these basic lessons, a great way to see if fishing might be your family’s new hobby. Class is for ages 3-16Y; dates and times vary, see link above.


Family Programs


Family Nerf Night
July 19, 5-8pm

You bring the blasters, we’ll provided the darts in this fun, fast-paced night dodging targets and playing around our elaborate shields and barriers in the MAC gym. Open to ages 2Y+.

Movies on Main
June 14: How to Train your Dragon
July 12: Up
Aug. 9: Incredibles 2

Cool off inside the 100-year old Farr Best Theatre in Historic Downtown Mansfield for a free family movie. Doors open at 9am, movie starts at 10am.

Family Game Day
Aug. 8, 9-10:30am

Register to join us for traditional summertime games at Elmer W. Oliver Nature Park, including classic and nature-themed games. Open to the entire family, ages 5Y+.



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