Grand Opening June 2nd!  Welcome to the newest nature center in Minnesota –

Grand Opening Flyer 6-2-2018 (1)

The Sally Manzara Interpretive Nature Center  in Lake Elmo’s Sunfish Lake Park


sign is up May 23


Construction progress: exterior nearly complete, new grass is growing! The restrooms are operational, the furniture has been moved in, the HVAC system is close to completion. Click on “Picture Gallery” above  to see more of the latest pictures!


Grand Opening Saturday June 2nd 10 AM – 2 PM  Schedule

Dedication at 10:30, Tours of the building and the exhibits, snacks and beverages, nature station trail with educational stops, activities for kids, sign up for adult workshops, senior fitness walking

The Raptor Center birds of prey will be visiting 11-1 – get close to an eagle!

An artist will be watercoloring natural subjects

See Sunfish Lake nature photography

See the goats of the Munch Bunch – ready to eat invasive plants

Sign up for kids summer camps in July – Mud, Survival, Critters



Emy and turtle pic crop jpeg 11-21-17

Do you have interesting photos taken in Sunfish Lake Park? We are gathering non-copyrighted images to display in the exhibits  in the nature center. Please send photos to

See Shane’s first Video Virtual Trail Walk – click on tab in menu listing above – we plan to do seasonal video trail walks to show to visitors who are unable to physically walk the trails.

 Check out our YouTube Channel