Health & Safety Updates

Last updated July 30, 2021

Arboretum grounds open daily from 7 am – dusk

For the safety of visitors, staff, and volunteers, and following the latest CDC recommendations, masks are required for ALL guests ages 2 and up when in the Nature Center building. Reduced capacities will also be enforce indoors. Thank you for doing your part to keep our youngest and most vulnerable guests 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 10 guests in the Nature Shop at once
  • No more than 20 guests in the Discovery Room at once
  • Masks must be worn inside the building by ALL guests ages 2 and up
  • 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
  • Wear a mask when in public indoor settings
  • Follow CDC’s personal hygiene guidelines – wash your hands, do not touch your face, cover your mouth and nose when coughing or sneezing
  • 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.

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.