Health & Safety

Last updated July 21, 2023

Arboretum grounds open daily from 7 am – dusk

Temporary Woodway Entrance Hours: 9 am – 5 pm

Due to an increased number of car break-ins, the Arboretum is temporarily reducing the Woodway Entrance hours to 9 am – 5 pm. Park hours remain 7 am – dusk. If you arrive before 9 am or after 5 pm, please park at the 610 Entrance.

Nature Center & Nature Shop

Open daily from 9 am – 4 pm.
Public bathrooms are open during park hours and can be found to the right of the Nature Center building’s entrance.

Arboretum Health & Safety Tips

What to do in an emergency

Call 911 for all emergencies. Emergencies at the Arboretum should also be reported to the Arboretum by speaking with a staff member in the Nature Center or calling the Front Desk at 713-681-8433.

Please call Houston’s non-emergency police line at 713-884-3131 for any non-emergency police matters.

Visit the Nature Center or call the Arboretum’s Front Desk at 713-681-8433 to:

  • Report inappropriate behavior or use of the groudns
  • Report that 911 has been called
  • Ask for non-emergency medical assistance
  • Ask for non-emergency assistance

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