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Elmer Oliver Nature Park
1650 Matlock Road
76063 Mansfield , TX
United States
32° 35' 12.9876" N, 97° 6' 8.8848" W
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Elmer Oliver Nature Park
1650 Matlock Road
Mansfield, TX, 76063
United States
City of Mansfield Parks and Recreation: Elmer W. Oliver Nature Park
General Information

What’s unique about Elmer W. Oliver Nature Park? Well, the park is located at the intersection of two ecoregions: the eastern Cross Timbers and the northern Blackland Prairies. The 80 acres of the park contain several different ecosystems such forests, prairies, and riparian areas. Each section is unique in plant and animal life. For instance, you’ll see squirrels playing in the trees of the forest, but they rarely explore the grassy areas of the prairie. Wildflowers shine in the brightness of the sun in the prairie, but they cannot tolerate the shade of the trees. Each animal and plant is adapted to a certain area of the park. Look for other examples of these kinds of adaptations along approximately 1 mile of trails.
We have many programs throughout the year for children, adults, and families to attend. Some of our current programs include: night hikes, Little Naturalist, Home School walks, and many more! We are working to expand our activities to include outdoor recreation programs such as kayaking, archery, and rock climbing.