Sally Manzara Interpretive Nature Center Fall Hours are

Monday 9 AM – 3 PM

Tuesday 9 AM – 12 Noon

Wednesday 9 AM – 4 PM

Thursday 9 AM – 4 PM

Friday 9 AM – 4 PM

Saturday 9 AM – 3 PM

Sunday 11 AM – 3 PM

Sunfish Lake Park is open dawn to dusk, gate closes at 9 PM.


The Sally Manzara Interpretive Nature Center is located in Sunfish Lake Park in the City of Lake Elmo, MN.  The nature center and the park do not have postal street addresses but the location of the park entrance road to the nature center is very close to 10000 Stillwater Lane North, Lake Elmo, MN.  Our Mailing Address is PO Box 241, Lake Elmo MN 55042.  On Google Maps, the nature center location is shown correctly in Sunfish Lake Park on “unnamed road”, and the directions are correct. Click here for directions from the City of Lake Elmo.

Please note that some location services may misdirect you up Kelvin Avenue.

On County Road 14 (Old State Highway 5) between Lake Elmo Avenue (County 17) and the roundabout at Jamaca, coming from either East or West you will see a brown sign “Sunfish Lake Park / Nature Center”.

County Road 14 sign

Watch for this sign along County Road 14 between Lake Elmo Ave and the roundabout at Jamaca

Follow the arrow, and you will see the park entrance sign that mentions the Sally Manzara Interpretive Nature Center. Turn in and follow the entry road on the right hand side for 0.6 mile to the parking lot. The left hand road is the exit road.

Sign at Park entry 6-18-18

The following map  shows the location of the nature center.

The Sally Manzara Interpretive Nature Center is just north of Highway 14, west of downtown Lake Elmo.

Sunfish Lake Park Information:

Bike trails have been added to Sunfish Lake Park, and the City Council has resolved that there will be no hiking or dog walking on the bike trails, and no biking on the “multi-use” walking trails. The trail map is available at: https://storymaps.arcgis.com/stories/a84d73c9f8d146d68d38fa605eb3804a

It looks like this:

kiosk sign with correct numbers
PLEASE VISIT https://trails.morcmtb.org/ for bike trail condition information, scroll down to Sunfish Lake Park. Please note that the address listed at this site is incorrect. See information above for correct location.