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An Outstanding Parks & Rec Department Enhances Life in Mansfield!

An Outstanding Parks & Rec Department Enhances Life in Mansfield!

Enhances Life in Mansfield

Did we hear you’re thinking about moving to Mansfield, Texas?

What a great decision! Life in Mansfield features our quaint & historic downtown, our award-winning schools and our one-of-a-kind Pickle parade and Palooza! But did you know about our OUTSTANDING Parks & Recreation department?

The Mansfield Parks & Recreation department’s focus on fun, fitness, family time and fellowship has made them an entity the entire community can count on. In 2018, they won over 15 state and national awards, offered over 1,400 programs at the Mansfield Activities Center (MAC), served 6,157 senior lunches, and enrolled 7,213 players in youth rec sports.

What the parks have to offer…

In Summer 2019, Mansfield Parks & Rec will offer 14 camps ranging in interest areas like art, science, herpetology (reptiles & amphibians), sports camps, and week-long Kids Zone camps.

Lest you think Parks and Rec only targets kids, think again: the adult programs are many and varied, ranging from Pickleball tournaments to basketball and tennis leagues, fitness classes like Tae Kwon Do and Tai Chi, as well as free fitness boot camps, Zumba and Yoga. Duplicate Bridge is offered, as well as other card games like Canasta; arts & crafts classes appeal to all ages.

The over-55 crowd can enjoy senior trips & tours like the Arboretum and Texas Tulips. Fine Arts Continuing Education courses, Line Dancing and Smart Driving courses are just a few of the activities offered.

We could go on and on about all your choices, but you get the idea – there’s something for everyone!

I think you should also know that there are 23 parks & Facilities in Mansfield, which includes the Hawaiian Falls Water Park. Parks & Rec maintains over 900 acres of parkland, 100+ athletic fields, Walnut Creek Linear Trail and Elmer W. Oliver Nature Park. WOW!

Finally, Mansfield Parks & Rec publishes a 28-page quarterly guide to activities. To see what they’re offering this Spring, take a look here.

Visit “The LOT Downtown” in Mansfield Texas

Visit “The LOT Downtown” in Mansfield Texas

The LOT Downtown

Mansfield locals are all talking about “The LOT Downtown”.

The LOT Downtown is a  new place to come together and “enjoy life through the arts”. The LOT is a a non-profit outdoor venue in Historic Downtown Mansfield. It provides live music, theater and cinema to the community. In fact, LOT is an acronym for “Live Outdoor Theater”. It opened in 2016 as a joint effort of the City of Mansfield and the not-for-profit organization The LOT Downtown.

The majority of events are free to the public! Time to enjoy a picnic and sit with friends and family or partake in the food trucks available on site. Blankets or lawn chairs are welcome. You can find porta-potties available, PLUS free parking is ample around the venue. Glass containers are not allowed so be sure to bring the proper, safe containers for food or drinks. The lawn area can hold around 1,900 people, and the audience has plenty of space to spill out into all the areas outside of the main lawn.

Josh Weathers_ Mansfield

Josh Weathers will perform at The LOT Downtown on Saturday, March 16, 2019. Josh is Mansfield’s own soulful singer-songwriter. Photo courtesy of https://www.facebook.com/theLOTdowntown/

Upcoming schedule for the spring…

“The Incredibles 2” movie on March 9, Josh Weathers (Mansfield’s own soulful singer and songwriter) on March 16, the Blue Hat Band (cover band playing upbeat party music!) on April 20 and the Brazos Chamber Orchestra on April 27. Much, much more is scheduled through July 4 th , so far.

Find all scheduled events on their website at www.thelotdowntown.com

https://www.facebook.com/theLOTdowntown/ and Instagram
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Where is The LOT Located?

The LOT Downtown is located in the Mansfield Historic Downtown at 110 S. Main Street, Mansfield TX. 76063

 

NOTE: For those concerts that require paid tickets, you cannot bring in coolers or your own beverages –TABC regulations are firm about alcohol sales at paid ticket events.

Visit Somerset…Mansfield’s newest community!

Visit Somerset…Mansfield’s newest community!

SomersetWelcome to Somerset at Mansfield!

Somerset is located conveniently off of Highway 360 and US Highway 287. Somerset is convenient to D/FW airport. Downtown Dallas and Fort Worth are easy, convenient drives from the community. The shopping is fantastic. Major retailers and shopping malls just minutes away. Mansfield Town Crossing, located at US Hwy 287 and Debbie Lane, is anchored by Target, Pier 1 Imports, and Home Depot. Just south is Mansfield Pointe Shopping Center, anchored by Pet Smart, Half Price Books, Bed Bath & Beyond and Party City. Historic Downtown Mansfield has retained its old town feel, and besides shopping and dining, is the site of hometown events and parades.

Hawaiian FallsThere is so much to do if you live in Somerset at Mansfield.

Entertainment venues like Hawaiian Falls waterpark, the Urban Air Trampoline Park and Texplex Park for outdoor sporting enthusiasts provide something for everyone. Mansfield is also home to the Metroplex’s major sports and entertainment venues Globe Life Park, AT&T Stadium and 6 Flags. All are easily accessible to Somerset residents. Outdoor enthusiasts will enjoy Joe Pool Lake which is located just east of Somerset. The fresh water reservoir was created by the Army Corps of Engineers in the 80’s which offers something for everyone. You can enjoy fishing, jet skiing, boating with paved boat ramps, camping, hiking, public swimming areas, a public marina, and many other recreational activities. The lake was named after Joe Pool, a congressman from the Oak Cliff area of Dallas. Joe Pool was a highly influential in passage of legislation and funding of the lake.

Somerset _Mansfield

Somerset at Mansfield offers a variety of lot sizes, with something for everyone.

Builders Chesmar Homes, Innovation Homes, John Houston Custom Homes and Pulte Homes offer a large variety of one and two-story plans. Over 1100 home sites spanning 460 acres will be delivered in multiple phases. Homes in the master planned community range from the $200s – $400s.

Models are now open:

Amenities include a community pool and amenity center, numerous parks, multiple ponds with fountains, a hike and bike trail, and extensive landscaping throughout. Students will attend highly acclaimed Mansfield ISD schools.

For more information, please contact Marla Yost!