Summer of Sparky… find all 21 Sparky the Sea Lion sculptures!

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In celebration of the return of the beloved Sparky the Sea Lion shows at the new Como Harbor in Como Zoo, 21 hand-painted Sparky the Sea Lion statues have been placed throughout the Twin Cities. In addition to celebrating the return of Sparky, the goal of the project is to bring awareness to sea conservation and each statue focuses on a different conservation message.

We had fun going on a Sparky scavenger hunt last weekend and visited 10 of the 21 Sparky statues throughout the metro. There are two in Minneapolis, one at RBC Gateway in the Plaza by the Four Seasons hotel, and at Minnehaha Falls by the steps that go over the falls. The rest are scattered throughout St. Paul, with clusters downtown and at Como Park/Zoo/Conservatory. We saw what looked like a family group seeking them out and reading about each one while we were out… makes a good family quest!

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Summer of Sparky statues are located at interesting places to stop so it could take several days to find them all if you explore each location, but do plan to stop and see a Sparky show at the zoo as part of your outing… just remember that although there is no charge, you must reserve a time slot so they can control the number of visitors at one time.

Click on the map below for an online interactive map John created to help you find them all! SUMMER OF SPARKY MAP

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SUMMER OF SPARKY statue locations

  1. Arlington Hills Community Center – 1200 Payne Ave, St Paul, MN 55130
  2. CHS Field – 360 N Broadway St, St Paul, MN 55101
  3. City House – 258 Mill St, St Paul, MN 55102
  4. Cleveland Court at Como – 1225 Estabrook Dr, St Paul, MN 55103
  5. Como Harbor at Como – 1225 Estabrook Dr, St Paul, MN 55103
  6. Como Lakeside Pavilion @ Dock & Paddle – 1360 Lexington Pkwy N, St Paul, MN 55103
  7. Como Park Playground – 1256 Midway Pkwy, St Paul, MN 55103
  8. Como Park Zoo & Conservatory Visitor Center – 1225 Estabrook Dr, St Paul, MN 55103
  9. Como Regional Park Pool – 1151 Wynne Ave, St Paul, MN 55108
  10. Harriet Island Clarence W. Wigington Pavilion – 200 Dr Justus Ohage Blvd, St Paul, MN 55107
  11. Highland Bridge Gateway Park – Ford Pkwy &, Mississippi River Blvd S, St Paul, MN 55116
  12. Highland Park Aquatic Center – 1840 Edgcumbe Rd, St Paul, MN 55116
  13. Landmark Plaza – 379 St Peter St, St Paul, MN 55102
  14. Minnehaha Falls – 4801 Minnhehaha Av, Minneapolis, MN
  15. Minnesota Children’s Museum – 10 7th St W, St Paul, MN 55102
  16. Oxford Community Center – 270 Lexington Parkway North, Saint Paul, MN 55104
  17. Phalen Beach House – 1400 Phalen Dr, St Paul, MN 55106
  18. RBC Gateway – 250 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, MN 55401
  19. Science Museum of Minnesota – 120 W Kellogg Blvd, St Paul, MN 55102
  20. The Wellstone Center – 179 Robie St E, St Paul, MN 55107
  21. Upper Landing Park – 400 Spring St, St Paul, MN

Have fun exploring!

Sharlene Hensrud, RE/MAX Results – shensrud@homesmsp.com

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