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DEC 2016

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www.sportseventsmagazine.com December 2016 141 Sponsored Content CVBs & Sports Commissions re you ready to play? Mans- field's "Got Game" when it comes to having fun! From recreation and sports, to music, festivals and holiday celebrations, the year brings a variety of activities for residents and visitors to enjoy. Located a short drive from the Arling- ton entertainment district, downtown Fort Worth, and DFW Airport, Mansfield's small-town hospitality and charm offer vis- itors a change of pace from DFW's urban attractions and crowded tourist destinations. Visitors to Mansfield can stroll the historic downtown area for shopping and lunch before checking out the regional sites that are just minutes away. The city's natural beauty attracts outdoor enthusiasts to its many parks — especially Elmer W. Oliver Nature Park. Major League replica fields at Big League Dreams (www.bigleaguedreams.com) host tournaments throughout the year, and thousands of people hit the slides and wave at Hawaiian Falls Water Park (www.hfalls. com). FieldhouseUSA (www.fieldhouseu- sa.com) is a 100,000+ square foot indoor, multi-purpose sports and recreation facility offering tournaments, leagues, camps and special events. n A Mansfield: The Perfect Sports Destination Where You Come For The Location & Stay For The Fun W W W. V I S I T M A N S F I E L DT E X A S . CO M No matter when you visit, Mansfield offers family fun & entertainment Theresa Cohagen, CSEP, CTA, Tourism Manager (817) 804-5785 theresa.cohagen@mansfield-tx.gov www.visitmansfieldtexas.com City of Mansfield "Mansfield offers a mix of historic, hometown charm, family recreation and loads of fun." • Walnut Creek Linear Trail: Home to the annual Winter Walk event at the end of January to inspire fitness and fun, and ends with a health fair. • Rockin' 4th of July: Held at Big League Dreams Sports Park, it is one of the area's largest fireworks events including food, games, and live music. • The Red, White & Rockin' Kids Triathlon is in conjunction with the Rockin' 4th, and is a fully sanctioned USAT event for kids ages 6–15. The swim is held in the Hawaiian Falls Lazy River, the bike course is nearby, and the run is around and through the Big League Dreams complex. • Pickle Parade & Palooza: The World's Only St. Paddy's Pickle Parade sends thousands downtown in March. The pickle queens host the event that includes a day of festivities including a parade, 5K/10K run, live music, and food. n

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