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Martha Lafite Thompson Nature Sanctuary

407 North La Frenz Road

Our Mission

The mission of the Martha Lafite Thompson Nature Sanctuary is to provide:

• engaging hands-on environmental and natural science education for all ages;

• biodiversity of native plants and animals through wise management of our natural resources;

• understanding that all Earth's inhabitants are part of complex, interdependent ecosystems, and;

• opportunities for quiet reflection and reconnection with the natural world.


James Galichia

Wednesday, July 4, 2018
Nice little park with beautiful wild flower meadows. Should have asked if they need volunteers because the trails and areas could use some maintenance. It's worth a visit though.

Mercedes Labrador

Tuesday, May 22, 2018
Pleasant place to explore and stroll through nature. Neat little stairs through paths and a stream/river area for kids to play or skip rocks in. Enjoyable for the whole family!

Emily Curry

Tuesday, April 17, 2018
We went on a Monday - the center was closed. Which was okay - we'd only really gone there for the hike. Trails were lovely and mostly clear, but there is a lot of disrepair to the informational plaques and a spot or two where the trails could've benefitted from clearer signage. Still had a lot of fun, though!

Charley Clarissa

Sunday, Aug. 6, 2017
I love this place. They do birthday parties. I like the peaceful trails. In October the storybook forest is one cool event. The people here are very helpful. We love the animals in this place.

Cathy Whitney

Friday, July 7, 2017
They do a wonderful job at greeting the public and have ongoing educational programs, comfortable seats to bird while sitting inside and fantastic trails. They are dedicated and knowledgeable people.

Martha Lafite Thompson Nature Sanctuary is not affiliated with AmericanTowns Media