Health & Safety Updates

Last updated March 3, 2021

Arboretum grounds open daily from 7 am – dusk
Nature Playscape remains closed.

For the safety of visitors, staff, and volunteers, the Arboretum will continue to require masks inside the Nature Center building, enforce reduced capacities indoors, and strongly encourage masks on the trails. Thank you for doing your part to keep our community safe!

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.

For your safety, the following protocols are in place:

  • No more than 5 guests in the Nature Shop at once
  • No more than 20 guests in the Discovery Room at once
  • Masks or cloth face coverings must be worn inside the building
  • Hand sanitizer will be available for staff and guests
  • Credit Card purchases only, please

Park Health & Safety Tips:

  • Stay home and do not use trails if you are sick or experiencing symptoms
  • Maintain a 6 foot distance from other visitors
  • Wear a cloth face covering when in public
  • Follow CDC’s personal hygiene guidelines – wash your hands, do not touch your face, cover your mouth and nose when coughing or sneezing
  • Bring your own water and use the bathroom before you visit
  • Avoid public surfaces such as playground equipment, benches, and water fountains
  • Pay for parking via the ParkMobile or ParkHouston app on your phone
  • Dispose of all trash – please do not litter

The health and safety of all of our members, visitors, staff, and volunteers is our top priority, and as such we want to keep you all informed of the Arboretum’s current plans surrounding public health during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

The Arboretum’s Emergency Preparedness Committee is actively monitoring the situation and working with recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Houston Health Department. Increased cleaning measures have been implemented for both public and staff areas, and signs have been posted to communicate CDC recommendations for proper hand washing and hygiene.

For the most current information, please check this page for updates.

As we all work together to keep our community healthy and safe, we want to remind everyone that our trails remain open and available for your continued enjoyment.