The Kids Zone

Mansfield Parks & Recreation’s award-winning Kids Zone program provides safe and engaging childcare options for children ages 6-11. Kids enjoy field trips, active play, crafts, games and plenty of screen-free fun with trained counselors for a rewarding experience.

Parents who might need childcare for a day, evening, part of a day or, even, a week can take advantage of the program, knowing that their children will be provided trusted and entertaining activities.

Kids Zone After School features bus pickup from nine Mansfield Independent School District schools and fun and games at the Mansfield Activity Center until 6 p.m. Each day Kid Zone counselors help participating children cover homework and enjoy a snack time. Then they lead the children as they play games to burn off steam and relax, keeping everyone happy and entertained until mom and dad are ready to pick them up.

Kids Zone After School is available for students attending the following schools: Erma Nash, Annette Perry, Alice Ponder, Martha Reid, JL Boren, Willie Brown, Elizabeth Smith, Judy Miller and Cora Spencer Elementary Schools.

Spaces are limited and applications are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.

Kids Zone Day Camp is an all-day camp for girls and boys.  Daily activities include sports games, crafts, drawing classes, special snacks, local area park trips, swimming, special guests, ice skating, bowling and many other fun activities to keep the kids active. The trained Kids Zone counselors work to ensure that each child has a fun and rewarding camp experience. Campers go on weekly field trips throughout the summer and visit an aquatic facility once a week for an afternoon of water activities and fun in the sun.

Day Camp is registered by the week for the summer and spring break. Camps are also available over Thanksgiving and Winter breaks, but registered by the individual day to accommodate a more flexible schedule.

For more information about the program, email Mary Jones at