Whether you’re looking for vigorous exercise, quiet contemplation, or a pleasant picnic, the Arboretum offers a beautiful natural retreat that is conveniently close to downtown Eugene and Springfield. Mount Pisgah Arboretum restores the spirit and broadens horizons. Folks come here to find peace along our quiet trails, learn about native plants from local experts, celebrate […]

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The Arboretum has been creating community in nature for almost four decades. We depend on the generosity of our nearly 1200 members and the dedicated efforts of hundreds of volunteers to sustain the outdoor education programs, public facilities, and events that have made the Arboretum so important to our community. We hope you’ll join us. […]


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    Arboretum Trail Closures

    As of August 29th, Lane County Parks has lifted the partial closure of Howard Buford Recreation Area.  All trails on Mount Pisgah are now open to the public! Fire season is not yet over.  Please exercise caution during your visit. No smoking or fires permitted.

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    Pisgah Partners

    Two separate non-profits serve the public at Howard Buford Recreation Area. Mount Pisgah Arboretum (the Arboretum) is a 209-acre nature education center. The Friends of Buford Park & Mt. Pisgah (the Friends) work outside the Arboretum to steward public and private lands throughout the 4700-acre greater Mt. Pisgah area.

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