The Marjorie Asker Memorial Gazebo is a fine place to rest, relax and take a break during your visit to the zoo. The gazebo can be reserved for picnics and birthday parties and when not reserved, is available for all zoo visitors.


Marge Asker was one of the original volunteers at the Dakota Zoo—even before there was a zoo! From planning to construction to maintenance, Marge was involved from the very beginning. She truly enjoyed people and knew this zoo would be an asset to our community.


For many years, Marge devoted her time to increasing zoo memberships through personal contacts. To many she became known as “The Membership Lady.” In 1965, Marge was awarded the Dakota Zoo Buffalo Award for her dedication.