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The Chester M Alter Arboretum is intended for the study of plants and the passive appreciation of nature. Activities must be conducted in a manner that does not impact or deter the general public's enjoyment of the Arboretum.

Groups and individuals using the Arboretum should be aware of the following rules:

  • Picking, destroying, or vandalizing plant material and/or signage is strictly prohibited.
  • Climbing trees is not allowed nor is walking in plant beds or mulched areas.
  • No wading in the ponds.
  • Dogs must be leashed at all times. Owners are responsible for removal and disposal of their dogs' wastes.
  • Motor vehicles are not allowed without special permit.
  • Fires and barbecues are prohibited.
  • Bicycles are permitted only on paved paths.

See guidelines related to weddings, business conferences, and other
group activities.