The Visitor Center is located in the heart of Hoyt Arboretum at 4000 SW Fairview Boulevard, two miles west of downtown Portland, and is staffed by volunteers who can interpret the tree collections and help people plan their visit. A small nature center and research library are open to the public during Visitor Center hours. Brochures, maps and other publications are available outside the Visitor Center at all times.
Parking lots for Hoyt Arboretum are located at the Visitor Center, in front of the Stevens Pavilion and near the Vietnam Veterans' Memorial. There are several handicapped parking spaces in each of the parking lots. These lots are pay-to-park. All proceeds are invested in improvements in and around Washington Park. Visit explorewashingtonpark.org for more information. Take a free shuttle around Washington Park from May through October.
**Traffic Alert: One of the largest project's in Washington Park's history is taking place over the next 2 years. The Water Bureau's Washington Park Reservoir Improvement Project begins Fall 2016 and has major implications on parking and traffic for visitors who drive to the park. Learn more here.
There are two miles of trails suitable for wheelchairs, baby strollers, and visitors who appreciate firm footing. See the 1-mile Walk Suitable for Wheelchairs and Strollers map on the Families & Kids page.
Visitor Center Hours
Monday-Friday: 9 am – 4 pm
Saturday-Sunday: 11 am – 3 pm (depending on volunteer availability)
Major Holidays: Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day. Other holidays depend on volunteer availability.
The arboretum grounds are open and free to the public from 5 am to 9:30 pm daily.
Transit: Washington Park MAX Station (0.3 mi)
MAX Blue Line, MAX Red Line
The pay-to-park hours for the parking lots by the Visitor Center are 9:30 am to 5 pm daily. The pay-to-park hours for the Vietnam Veterans Memorial parking lot are 9:30 am to 9:30 pm daily. Pay-to-park applies to numbered parking spaces throughout Washington Park. New! Pay-to-park with your phone and take the free shuttle around Washington Park from May through October. Learn more here.