Mary Jo Wegner Arboretum and East Sioux Falls Historic Site

A path to yesterday and tomorrow

The Mary Jo Wegner Arboretum and East Sioux Falls Historic Site began as a dream. A local visionary for the environment, Mary Jo Wegner imagined a natural haven in Sioux Falls like others enjoy in major cities. With wetlands, gardens, and native plants, the Arboretum provides recreation and education. A living link to the past and a great stake in our future: the Arboretum will help future generations foster a relationship with the environment while sharing the story of how earlier cultures interacted with the natural world.

Our website provides ways for you to learn more and get involved. Thanks for visiting. Your support is appreciated.

The Mary Jo Wegner Arboretum and East Sioux Falls Historic Site is part of the Sioux Falls Parks.

News & Announcements

  • There are ways we can challenge ourselves to grow in empathy. If you want to learn more, check out these tips for how to cultivate more empathy for others.

  • New: Posed and Commercial Photographers Must Register

    A new policy has begun January 1, 2019 at the Arboretum for those photographers wishing to take posed or commercial photos at the Mary Jo Wegner Arboretum and East Sioux Falls Historic Site. Please check out all the details on our website under Planning an Event Tab--Photographers Policy. As a non-profit that is operating the Arboretum for the City of Sioux Falls, this is one of the ways to oversee operations and help fund the growth and programs we are building for the future. It is appreciated that all photographers register and wear the permit as they visit and enjoy the park.

  • What if you could live with more compassion this week and share love with other people in your community, country or even the world? Turns out, you can!

  • It can sometimes be difficult to consider how exactly to recognize Black History Month. What can you do? Here are six ideas for honoring Black History Month.

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