Arboretum Etiquette

Flowers at the Botanical GardensIn an effort to help us preserve and enhance the land for conservation and education, please follow these rules while enjoying the Overland Park Arboretum and Botanical Gardens.

  • Visitors are not allowed to remain in or enter the Arboretum before or after operating hours.
  • Bicycles, skateboards, skates, scooters and motorized vehicles are prohibited. Wheelchairs are allowed.
  • Dogs must be on a leash; they are restricted to the mulch paths or the International Sculpture Trail around the Pavilion. Dogs are not allowed on garden walkways. Please pick up after your pet!
  • No plants, animals or insects may be collected or removed.
  • Please do not climb on waterfalls, rocks or in trees in the gardens.
  • You must have a permit for portrait photography or videography. Nature photography does not require a permit.
  • Fires are permitted in permanent grills only.
  • Alcoholic beverages are prohibited.
  • Please call ahead if you are bringing a school group or would like a guided tour.

Learn more about Arboretum etiquette in the Enivironmental Education and Visitors Center.