Our Mission is to engage people with nature through interactive learning and stewardship.

Mount Pisgah Arboretum, a non-profit organization, is a 209-acre, living tree museum that lies between the Coast Fork of the Willamette River and the slopes of Mount Pisgah. Mount Pisgah Arboretum is dependent upon memberships, donations, and volunteers for its support and survival. You are welcome to visit and enjoy the Arboretum any day from dawn to dusk. Admission is free, but we hope you feel moved to join our family of supporters by making a donation or becoming a member. (Please note that Lane County Parks charges a $4 parking fee per vehicle.) Our administrative office is open from 10 am to 4 pm, Monday through Friday.


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. The Friends protect and enhance native ecosystems and compatible recreation, foster community stewardship of natural areas, improve and maintain recreational trails, grow native plants for habitat restoration, and work to bring more lands in the Mt. Pisgah area into conservation status. Together, the two groups have enhanced and continue to maintain the ecological and recreational qualities for which the Mt. Pisgah area is famous. The Arboretum’s education mission, and the Friends’ stewardship and recreation mission are complementary and together provide a wide range of opportunities to learn about, care for, and enjoy nature.  Click here to read the joint Arboretum and Friends resolution regarding the Lane County Parks and Open Space Master Plan Update.

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Our Address:

34901 Frank Parrish Rd., Eugene OR 97405

Office hours: 10am to 4pm weekdays

Park hours: Dawn to Dusk

General inquiries: (541) 747-3817  Site rentals: (541) 747-1504 Education: (541) 741-4110
Outreach: (541) 968-6061 Fax: (541) 741-4904

For a staff directory, click here.