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 189-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 2,000 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

Become a Tree Buddy!

Become a Tree Buddy by completing the activities found in the Meet the Trees map. Then bring your completed map to the Visitor Center to take the Tree Buddy oath and receive a special Tree Buddy badge and certificate. Pick up a Meet the Trees map at the Visitor Center or click the image below. 

Learn more about the Tree Buddy program here.