Acquired in 1922
To reserve a picnic area, call 503-823-2525. Picnic Site Maps & Info
SPECIAL NOTICE FOR VISITOR PARKING
Effective September 2016 to March 2018, parking is extremely limited in Washington Park due to a multi-year Portland Water Bureau project. Visitors are encouraged to take TriMet MAX Light Rail to the park to avoid delays in parking. Visit explorewashingtonpark.org/construction for further parking information or find out more about the Reservoir Improvements Project at Washington Park.
Most of the collection is arranged in family groups: all the oaks are in one area and all of the redwoods are in another. Grouping by scientific classification, or taxonomic arrangement, was in vogue when the Arboretum was first laid out. In the 1930s, planners decided to use Fairview Boulevard to divide the conifers from the deciduous trees: conifers were planted on the west side and deciduous trees on the east.
Hoyt Arboretum’s plant collection contains 6,000 individual trees and shrubs, representing 2,000 different species from around the world. A publically available database allows the user to search for plants by family genus, species, common name and location in the arboretum. Plant Database