Health & Safety Updates

Health & Safety Updates

Last updated March 24 at 4:00 pm

At this time the Arboretum grounds remain open from 7 am – dusk, daily. The Nature Center building is closed, as is the playground. Public bathrooms are open and can be found to the right of the building’s entrance.

Park Health & Safety Tips:

  • Stay home and do not use trails if you have symptoms
  • Maintain a 6 foot distance from other visitors
  • 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

All of our scheduled programs and events through April 30 have been cancelled or postponed.

If you were registered for a class or event that has been cancelled or postponed, please check your email for further instructions. If you are registered for an event that has not been cancelled or postponed and would like to discuss your registration, please email our registrar.

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 as the potential risk for COVID-19 continues to grow.

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.


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