Family walking in the woods

Hoyt Arboretum Friends (HAF) is a membership-based, nonprofit organization working in partnership with Portland Parks and Recreation to support Hoyt Arboretum.

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Activities for Families & Children

boy-in-arboretum.jpgHoyt Arboretum is a wonderful place for families to explore together and discover a world of trees and plants just 2 miles west of downtown Portland. Easily accessible by car, bus or light rail from anywhere in the Portland Metro area, Hoyt Arboretum offers parents a 187-acre "living classroom" in which to teach their children about trees, plants and the natural world.

Hoyt Arboretum is home to a collection of more than 6,000 trees representing over 1,400 species from around the world. A Visitor Center in the heart of the Arboretum offers visitor services, a research library, educational brochures, trail maps, a children's activity map and a small gift shop.

Portland Parks & Recreation offers Nature Day Camps, Ladybug Walks, tours for school groups and other programs for children at the Arboretum throughout the year.

Year-round Education Programs

Children's Activity Map

1-Mile Route Suitable for Strollers

Want to look for the Root Tree, the Fairy Forest or the Corkscrew Hazel?

Use this colorful map to help you find your way around Hoyt Arboretum. Who knows what you'll see along the way? Click the image below.