Hours & Parking

HOURS

Grounds & Trails 7 am – dusk, daily
All visitors must be off premises by dusk, no exceptions.
Administration Building 9 am – 5 pm, Monday – Friday
Nature Shop 10 am – 4 pm, daily
Discovery Room 10 am – 4 pm, daily
2020 Building Closures
Wednesday, January 1
New Year’s Day
Saturday, February 15 at 2 pm
Tapas on the Trails
Thursday & Friday, November 26-27 Thanksgiving Day and Friday
Thursday, December 24 at 1 pm Christmas Eve
Friday, December 25 Christmas Day
Thursday, December 31 at 12 pm New Year’s Eve

Dates listed in italics indicate grounds and building closure.

PARKING

The Woodway Parking Loop will be closed November 5-8, 2020 for the Houston Open.

Parking is available at both the 610 Entrance and the Woodway Entrance. School bus parking for School Tours is available on the 610 Parking Loop.

Parking is free on Thursdays and is $5 per vehicle all other days.

Arboretum Members receive free parking. Become a member today!

How do I pay for parking?

Parking fees can be paid via credit card at the parking meters or through the ParkHouston app, available for Apple or Android devices. There are two parking meters at each parking loop.

How do parking fees help the Arboretum?

All revenue from parking fees goes directly back to the Arboretum to continue to restore much needed native habitat and provide nature education experiences for Houstonians and out-of-town visitors alike. The Arboretum does not receive tax money for maintenance and operations, so these funds will help keep the Nature Center and trails free and open to the public daily.

Is there free parking?

Arboretum members will receive free parking. Additionally, there will be free parking on every Thursday throughout the year. To become a member, please visit our Membership page.

I have a disabled parking placard or license plate – can I park for free?

No – per City of Houston policy, all individuals with a disabled parking placard or license plate must pay for parking while parking in a metered parking lot.

For assistance with the parking meters or ParkHouston app, please call 713-840-7275.

DIRECTIONS TO 610 ENTRANCE

610 Address:
120 West Loop North

Going North on 610 West Loop

  • Head North on 610 West Loop
  • Take the exit towards Woodway Drive/Memorial Drive
  • Turn right into the 610 Entrance & Parking Loop (before you reach Woodway Drive)

Going South on 610 West Loop

  • Head South on 610 West Loop
  • Take the exit towards Post Oak Blvd
  • Make a u-turn at Post Oak Blvd to get on the 610 West Loop northbound feeder
  • Turn right into the 610 Entrance & Parking Loop (before you reach Woodway Drive)

From Woodway Drive

  • Head South on the 610 West Loop South feeder
  • Make a u-turn at Post Oak Blvd to get on the 610 West Loop northbound feeder
  • Turn right into the 610 Entrance & Parking Loop (before you reach Woodway Drive)