Whether you’re looking for vigorous exercise, quiet contemplation, or a pleasant picnic, the Arboretum offers a beautiful natural retreat that is conveniently close to downtown Eugene and Springfield. Visitors come here to enjoy the natural world along our extensive network of trails, learn about local ecology in our nature walks and workshops, celebrate mushrooms and wildflowers at our annual festivals, and introduce children to the wonders of nature.
The location of Mount Pisgah Arboretum was chosen for its diversity of habitats, which are broadly representative of the ecology of the Willamette Valley. The Arboretum features four outdoor interpretive exhibits that invite visitors to develop a deeper understanding of local ecology and foster a lasting connection with the natural world.
HOURS Mount Pisgah Arboretum is open from dawn to dusk every day of the year. The Arboretum administrative office is open from 9 AM to 4 PM, Monday through Friday (see here for current hours during COVID-19).
ADMISSION There is no entry fee to the Arboretum, however Lane County Parks does require a $5 parking fee for every vehicle (bicycles park free). You can purchase a day pass via a fee machine at the top of the parking lot, or an annual parking pass at our office. Not at the park during our open hours? Sign up to be an Arboretum member online, and we’ll mail your parking pass to you directly!
WANT TO CHECK OUT LOCAL CONDITIONS? Lane County Parks has a web cam located in the North Bottomlands (outside of the Arboretum) within the Howard Buford Recreation Area: http://apps.lanecounty.org/WebCams/
GROUPS Due to the popularity of the Arboretum and our scheduled educational programs it is necessary that large groups make a reservation prior to their visit. Scheduling groups prevents overcrowding on the trails and overuse of facilities during the busy season and insures that all of us have a pleasant outdoor experience. Please contact the Arboretum office at 541-747-3817 if you plan to come out in a group larger than 10. We encourage groups larger than 10 to give a donation of $1 per person to help Mount Pisgah Arboretum offset costs related to visitor impacts to the site.