December 1, 2020
Member News - December 2020
Update to Community Center Hours

Town of Mansfield
Parks & Recreation
Jay M. O’Keefe, CPRP
  Acting Director of Parks & Recreation
December 1, 2020

Dear Mansfield Community Center Members,
The COVID-19 pandemic has certainly affected all of us and created extraordinary challenges for people, businesses and municipalities across the country.  We too, here at Mansfield Community Center, have been impacted and continue to experience financial consequences as a direct result of the pandemic because of a decline in membership, program and other daily revenue. Along with guidance from the Mansfield Town Council, staff have reviewed multiple options to reduce the projected fiscal year deficit and continue to maintain core services to our customers.
As a result, the following necessary changes to the Community Center hours are effective as of Thursday, December 10, 2020 until further notice. We know that these temporary changes may affect you but hope you are able to remain flexible as we continue our commitment of providing a safe and healthy facility while contending with the pandemic. 
New Community Center Hours:
Mon-Fri, 5:30am-1:30pm and 3:30-8:00pm
Sat-Sun, 7:00am-4:00pm
(Comprehensive cleaning but closed to members and visitors, Mon-Fri, 1:30pm-3:30pm)
Planned Holiday Closings:
Christmas Day, New Year’s Day, Martin Luther King Day, Presidents Day,
Good Friday, Easter, and Memorial Day
I know you may have questions about when we may be able to restore hours to the Community Center. I remain cautiously optimistic that we can return to a more familiar operation in the late spring of 2021 and ask you for your continued support and patience. 
On behalf of the entire Community Center team, I want to thank you for your kind words of support, generous cash donations, and continued confidence in our staff during these difficult times! We are here to serve you and take pride in improving the quality of life in our local communities. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Kim Rontey, Member Services Coordinator ( or me ( You can also reach one of us at 860-429-3015.

Jay M. O’Keefe

Resources For You:
What we continue to offer you this month:
Winter 2021 Registration is Opening!

The MPRD Staff team has been working tirelessly to continue to bring you opportunities in-person and at home. View the full brochure online here!

December 14th - Member Registration for Fitness & Aquatics programs opens!

December 17th - Mansfield Residents who are members begin registration for all other programs/activities Mansfield Residents who are not members of the community center begin registration for all programs/activities

December 21st - Non-residents who are members begin to register for all other programs/activities. Non-resident, non-members begin registration for all programs/activities.

Planning to register online? Review the tutorial and practice logging in ahead of time!
Pickleball Is Back!
This starts the week!

Doubles and singles Pickleball is again available at the Mansfield Community Center starting Wednesday, December 2nd!

Reservations through SignUpGenius are REQUIRED.
Missed the notice, or forget some details?

Decembers FREE
Health & Fitness Seminar
Free Weights vs. Machines,
Pros and Cons
with Personal Trainer Jerry Kleinman

This informative seminar will highlight some important points about the differences in using free weights or weight machines.

Virtual on Facebook Live!
Date: Tues., Dec. 8
Time: 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Fee: FREE! Registration and Facebook account not required.

Still working on that turkey?
Try some Turkey Chow Mein!

The beautiful lovechild of what your heart wants (Chinese takeout) and what your brain knows you need (to use up all your leftovers)." -

November Wall of Fame!
Thank you for visiting!
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Robert Kremer
Yu Cheng
Anna Cranmer
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Mark Sheehan
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Anne Rash
Edward Baxter
Jeff Stickles
Mary Andrew
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Liqiang Zhang
Robert King
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Jim Wohl
Mary Shaw
Robert Carlson
Ryan Gilmartin
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Bruce Hoppe
Gail Sevigny
Gideon Hartman
Shawn Santasiere
Tiffany Starke
Christina Hartmayer
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Joseph Hynes
Larry Meaike
Patricia Raynor
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Shannon Rose
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Talia Bar
Tom Deans
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Mary D. Fine
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Sandra Hale
Trey Thompson
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Bryan Iwata
Carole Larned
Christine Blair
Christine Bonacum
Colin Sheardwright
David Vallee
Fitzroy Anderson
Ginny Holihan
Gregory Derway
Ian White
Jacob Lapierre
John B. King
Mary Jo Tryba
Lane Kamphausen
Leila Bowen
Leslie Ricklin
Liam Hamilton
Peter Mcdevitt III
Peter Stevens
Richard Garrett
Richard Linden
Robert Fahey
Ryan Lynch
Shawn Burdette
Stanley Rogers
Steve Tucker
Ainsley Horan
Alicia Talarico
Ana Maria Diaz-Marcos
Carol Sorrels
Catherine Bean
Cynthia Boyle
Fabrice Baudoin
George Sun
Gloria Gerald
Jana McCann
Jay Zirblis
Kevin Rourke
Kyle Conrad
Marshall Horan
Mona Friedland
Nancy Santiago
Patrick Day
Rebecca Haeger
Robert DuBois
Scott Roy
Shannen Aubrey
Zhiyi Chi
Jacob Zimmerman
Joseph Crivello
Josiah Anderson
Phillip Poudrier
Toni Blair
Isobel Stevenson
Jacob Chen
Nicholas Otis
Remember to Swipe!
Swiping your member card is so important.
The "swiper" has returned to it's original home at the Reception desk.
Make sure your face pops up when you swipe in upon arrival!
Members who swipe 10 or more days per month get their name on the "Wall of Fame"!
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