Recent Updates

Recent Updates

Hoyt Arboretum is a free, public park and is open from 5am to 10pm daily.

The Visitor Center is open 10am to 4pm daily with exceptions. 503.865.8733

Barbara Walker Crossing Closure

The Barbara Walker Crossing will be closed from April 3 through May 25, 2023 for maintenance. This is the pedestrian footbridge over W Burnside St that connects the Wildwood Trail between Hoyt Arboretum and Forest Park/Pittock Mansion.

During the closure period, there is no alternative walking route between Hoyt Arboretum and Pittock Mansion when the Wildwood Trail is closed at the bridge. Visitors will not be able to hike from Hoyt Arboretum to Pittock Mansion until the footbridge reopens.

Check out Portland Parks Foundation for updates.

Park Roads

The Washington Park South Entry Project just off of Hwy 26 adjacent to the Oregon Zoo will began 2023 and is anticipated to continue until Spring of 2024. During this time visitors to Washington Park should expect changing traffic patterns, short delays, and an excellent experience in Washington Park as always. Please pardon our dust as we put your pay to park fees to work. Guests will still be able to enjoy the Oregon Zoo, World Forestry Center, Hoyt Arboretum, Portland Japanese Garden, International Rose Test Garden, and all the other destinations within.

Please visit the project website for the most recent updates. If you have any questions feel free to reach out to

Winter Weather

Winter weather can effect driving conditions in and around Washington Park as icy roads may be closed by maintenance without notice. Avoid driving during snow and winter weather events when possible and take TriMet Bus Line 63 or MAX Red/Blue Line, and check the Explore Washington Park Free Shuttle to make sure it is running as usual. Plan ahead and check the weather at Hoyt Arboretum before your visit.

Follow us on Instagram or Facebook for alerts about closures related to weather.

Starting October 1, 2022, the Explore Washington Park Free Shuttle is running from 10am to 4pm.

General Information

Hoyt Arboretum is complying with Portland Parks & Recreation and the City of Portland’s guidelines regarding COVID-19.

Current information for Hoyt Arboretum can be found at Plan Your Visit.

Visitor Center Holiday Hours


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