COVID-19 Updates

COVID-19 Updates

Please read on for the latest information on COVID-19 and Hoyt Arboretum.

Plan Your Visit

  • Hoyt Arboretum’s grounds are open from 5am to 10pm daily. There is no admission fee to visit the Arboretum.
  • Hoyt Arboretum’s Visitor Center (located at 4000 SW Fairview Blvd, Portland, OR 97221) is closed due to COVID-19.
  • Restrooms in the Visitor Center courtyard are open daily, and water fountains are turned on.
  • Visitor information, including trail maps, is available in the brochure rack in the Visitor Center courtyard. Please consider using our digital map during your visit.
  • If arriving by car, use Parking Kitty on your phone to skip using the parking meters.
  • If arriving by transit, service schedules may be impacted by reductions due to COVID-19; face coverings are currently required when using transit. For more information, please visit
  • Service for the Explore Washington Park shuttle is closed for the season and will resume in the spring. Please visit for the latest information.
  • Park visitors are encouraged to follow these guidelines:
    • Stay home if you’re sick.
    • Bring all supplies (snacks, water, hand sanitizer) needed for a short trip.
    • Wash your hands before and after your visit. For a map of hand washing stations and restrooms around Washington Park, click here.
    • If the Arboretum appears crowded, leave and come back another time.
    • Stay at least 6 feet away from people who aren’t from your household, including Arboretum staff who are working on the grounds. If you can’t maintain that distance, come back another time.
    • While on trails, announce your presence to others and step aside to let others pass.
    • Wear a face covering if you can’t maintain 6 feet of distance from other people. Homemade is fine.
    • Leave no trace: pack out everything you bring with you.
  • Hoyt Arboretum has 12 miles of hiking trails, so – while it’s easy to spread out – it’s easier to maintain physical distance on some trails than others. You can use this chart and map to help select the route for your visit.
  • Other attractions in Washington Park may be closed due to COVID-19. Visit Explore Washington Park for the latest information.

Virtual Programs & Activities

  • While most of Hoyt Arboretum’s in-person programs are suspended due to COVID-19, we are offering online workshops and youth activities to help individuals and families continue to learn from home. For the calendar of events, click here.
  • Visit Hoyt Arboretum virtually with a series of online video tours. Watch here.

Volunteer Programs

  • Hoyt Arboretum’s volunteer programs are limited at this time. New opportunities will be posted here when scheduled. If you would like us to contact you about volunteering, please email to be added to the contact list.


  • Permitted picnics and weddings with 75 or fewer people are currently approved by PP&R. For questions about existing or new reservations, please contact Portland Parks & Recreation’s Customer Service Center at (503) 823-2525.
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