Hours, Directions & Parking

Hours- Coronavirus Update

The Yakima Area Arboretum grounds will continue to be open for your enjoyment and mental health during the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak. If you feel up to it, come out and take a walk, do a little bird watching, or hug a tree. You will feel better for it.  

The Arboretum grounds are open from dawn until dusk 7 days a week.

Until further notice, the Jewett Interpretive Center & Tree House Gift Shop will be open by appointment-only to safeguard our staff and volunteers.   Arboretum staff will be working a modified schedule.  Please call 509-248-7337 before stopping by or email us at to make an appointment.

Cost of Admission

There is no charge to visit the Yakima Area Arboretum. However, donation are gladly accepted.

Pet Rules

Dogs are welcome at the Arboretum as long as they are accompanied by responsible humans.  Please KEEP YOUR DOG ON A LEASH and UNDER YOUR CONTROL AT ALL TIMES.  If you want to walk your dog off leash, there is a convenient off-leash dog park nearby on the Greenway Pathway in Sherman Park.   Don’t forget to pick up after your pet as well.  A dog station is located near the Greenway entrance to the Arboretum.  It should also go without saying, please no chasing the wildlife or swimming in the ponds.  That goes for your dog too. 🙂 

Driving Directions

  1. Take exit 34 off of Interstate 82.
  2. Turn east onto Nob Hill Boulevard.
  3. At the first stoplight (S. 24th Street) turn left.
  4. Turn immediately left onto Arboretum Drive.
  5. Follow the road as it curves around. The Arboretum’s Jewett Interpretive Center will be the first building on your right.

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Parking is free.  Paved parking is located in front of the Jewett Interpretive Center and gravel parking down by the Jones Center.  Handicap parking is also available.  Please don’t leave your valuables in the car.