Permits for Photos & Video
The Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens requires a permit and reservation for all commercial, portrait or posed photography (family, individual, wedding, etc.). Permits and reservations are available by calling the Arboretum at 913-685-3604.
Nature photography does not require a permit as long as they are not sold.
There are two types of permits:
• Hourly: Allows photography/video, for all portrait or posed photography, commercial photography and video - $25 per hour, one hour minimum, in increments of one hour.
• Annual: Allows photography/video, for all portrait or posed photography, commercial photography and video - $400 per year. This permit allows unlimited sessions . After the permit is purchased, reservations can be made online or at the Arboretum. The permits are valid for one year from date of purchase.
Photography permits and reservations may be made up to 30 days in advance,. No more than four hours may be reserved by one permit holder per day. There will be no more than four reservations issued per hour and there are some days and times when no permits will be issued.
Reservation times begin at the top of the hour and in one-hour increments. They are unavailable on the following:
• All day Saturday
• Sunday, noon to closing.
• Additional times may be blocked at the discretion of the Parks Services Director.
The last reservations of the day will be issued no later than two hours prior to closing. From Oct. 1 through April 9, the last reservation will begin at 3 p.m.; April 10 through Sept. 30, the last reservation will begin at 5 p.m.