Event and Program Descriptions

In Compliance with
Minnesota Executive Orders 20-XX, the Sally Manzara Interpretive Nature Center Building has been closed to the public since March 17th, 2020. Outdoor features and activities are available as shown below.

Admission to Lake Elmo’s Sunfish Lake Park and to the Sally Manzara Interpretive Nature Center are free of charge.   FREE events and programs are so marked.  Registration and  payment for most programs with fees is available on-line via Paypal, or contact the Event producer directly with the contact information shown.

(see summary of all activities at the bottom of this page)


We are planning to publish a 2021 Calendar featuring a picture from Sunfish Lake Park each month. If you do photography in the Park, please send one or two of your favorites to tony.manzara@sminc-lake-elmo.org with permission to use the images. If your picture is selected, you will get a free copy of the calendar.

Sunfish Lake Park Project on iNaturalist

Go to  https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/sunfish-lake-park to view the observations in the Sunfish Lake Park Project, or take pictures and upload them to the Project.


Scavenger Hunt printouts available

If you are taking a nature walk and would like to print out a pictorial scavenger hunt, Christa has made some, feel free to download and print them. The first one is the two-page Spring Green version with pictures on the front side and explanations on the back side.

The second one is the one-page Fall version pictures only.

November Activities

FREE- Saturday November 14th 9:30 AM to Noon – Monthly Volunteer Buckthorn Removal Event.

Please come and sign in and lend a hand (or two). We have the tools and gloves. Social distancing is also provided. Contact George at 651-757-5610 or gjohnson2020@gmail.com



Second Saturdays weather permitting – regular volunteer Buckthorn Removal day