The centerpiece of the Manning Community Foundation is its beautiful Heritage Park- a location packed with attractions that will take visitors back in time and give them a glimpse of what ‘would have been’ had their ancestors not made the courageous voyage from Germany across the Atlantic and then some.
Yellow Smoke Park is a 359 acre recreation area located
one mile east of Denison on Highway 30, then one-half
mile north. The park has been developed for picnicking,
hiking, biking, camping, swimming, boating, canoeing,
sailing, and fishing.
Swan Lake State Park is managed by the Carroll County Conservation Board. It is a 510 acre multi-use area, including a 110 acre lake. The land was acquired by the Department of Natural Resources in 1933. In 1959, the Carroll County Conservation Board signed a management agreement with the Department of Natural Resources receiving authority to maintain and develop the park.