This gem of a park is located in Arlington, just 10 minutes or so from the Downtown area and just off of I-295 on the east side of the city. The Arboretum has more than 126 acres with 7 designated trails to explore. Whether you want to take a quick break or a whole afternoon, you’ll enjoy the time you spend exploring. Bring your family and friends along for the outing. Even better, you can bring those furry friends along for the adventure, because the Arboretum is pet friendly! Just make sure you bring the leashes and doggie bags.
While the regular admission is $3 per person, children 3 years or younger are admitted free. Admissions will be collected at a drive-up payment station inside the front gate. Visitors can also purchase a membership online, with a membership card sent to their smartphone or laptop. Visitors who have an annual membership can make unlimited visits to the arboretum throughout the year
After parking in the designated lot, start the day off by checking out the trail board located at the front entrance of the Arboretum. Here is where you will find information about the Arboretum and what you will be seeing throughout the Arboretum and Gardens. Decide which trail you will take and note that trails can connect to extend the distance. There are self-guided trail markers along the way as well as lots of signage for different plants, so plenty of opportunity for an educational visitor experience.