Visitors will find 33 parking lots along the roads winding through the Arboretum. These lots vary in size and surface. Parking Lot 1 (P1) and Parking Lot 21 (P21) are used the most.
Adjacent to the Visitor Center is Parking Lot 1 which includes accessible parking spaces. This parking lot is close to the Visitor Center, Plant Clinic, Ginkgo Restaurant, Arboretum Store, and Children's Garden. The distance from the furthest parking spot to the main entrance of the Visitor Center is one quarter of a mile. The nearest accessible trail is the Meadow Lake Path.
P1 is an environmentally friendly parking lot with uneven pavers. The accessible parking spaces and pathways to the Visitor Center feature smooth pavers. For more information on P1, including a photo of the pavers, and information on how it sustains a better environment, please see Main Parking Lot (PDF)
Parking Lot 21 (P21) is located at the Thornhill Education Center, where the majority of our education courses take place. This lot is close to the Thornhill Education Center, Founder's Room, Fragrance Garden, and Thornhill Shelter. The nearest accessible trail is Joy Path.
P21 is a paved asphalt parking lot.