About the Foundation

Our Mission

To conduct fundraising, increase awareness, and support the programs and continued development of Wegerzyn Gardens MetroPark, a facility of Five Rivers MetroParks.  A 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization, we have been in operation for nearly 40 years.

Our Vision

Wegerzyn will be a conduit of community support enabling Wegerzyn Gardens MetroPark to be a preeminent regional public garden that fosters personal connections to nature through horticulture.

The money that we raise through memberships, gifts, grants and special events supplements the operational funds provided by Five Rivers MetroParks, thereby enabling Wegerzyn to offer better programs and facilities. For example, we raised over half of the $2.5M needed to build the award-winning Children’s Discovery Garden. More recently, we raised nearly $70,000 to bring the renowned woven-wood artist Patrick Dougherty to Wegerzyn to install a one-of-a-kind outdoor sculpture, "A Wiggle in Its Walk," in the spring of 2011, and to sponsor a two-year-long series of programs that celebrate local artists and local art.


We are now working with Five Rivers MetroParks to install a lovely new plaza overlooking Wegerzyn's formal gardens.


Our foundation is an all-volunteer-led organization. We welcome new people and new ideas. Click here for information on volunteering with us.  There may be a perfect place for you on our Board of Trustees, councils, or special committees.