Join us at the Jacksonville Arboretum on October 14 at 9 am for a nice walk. There are some rules we have to follow. See them below. More info can be found on their website. https://www.jacksonvillearboretum.org/
$3 non-member visitor donation requested to help pay operations.
Conditions of Use Rules of Conduct
Visitors must exhibit appropriate behavior. This includes following city, state and federal laws, as well as Arboretum rules. Encouraging safe, responsible behavior is everyone’s business. Report non-emergency situations to JSO at 630-0500. Report emergencies and immediate safety threats to 911.
We are not a city park. The Jacksonville Arboretum & Gardens is privately managed by a 501c3 non- profit organization. Please respect our sovereignty and our rules. Visitors who do not comply with these rules will be asked to leave.
Shirts, shoes, and attire appropriate for the woods and natural areas are required.
The Arboretum is not an area suitable for UNACCOMPANIED MINORS. For their safety persons under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a responsible adult (at a rate of one adult per three minors) at all times.
Respect other visitors and our facilities. Do not act in a manner that creates a nuisance for other visitors. This includes the use of abusive or foul language, engaging in inappropriate displays of affection, playing of loud music, defacing trails, bridges, or other features. Because of the potential danger to our gardens and plants no football, baseball, soccer, Frisbee, or similar sports are allowed at the Arboretum.
Visitors and dogs must stay on designated trails and out of waterbodies. Watch for roots and obstacles when walking. The Arboretum is a natural area and home to some dangerous, venomous, and poisonous plants and animals. Treat our plants and wildlife with caution and respect. Do not introduce or remove any animals, plants or plant parts, or artifacts.
FISHING IS NOT PERMITTED. No collecting or feeding of fish, birds, gopher tortoises, alligators or any other wildlife is permitted. Do not touch or attempt to lure animals closer to humans for any reason. If an animal appears to be injured or in danger contact email@example.com.
Dogs are not allowed within the gated areas of the Rosemary Scrub Vista. Dogs are allowed on other trails but must be kept on leashes that do not exceed 8 feet (City Ordinance 462.102). Dogs are not allowed off trail, or in water bodies. Visitors are expected to clean up after their pets.
No bicycles, scooters, or other vehicles except those used by visitors with mobility impairments are permitted on our trails. Bicycle racks are provided for your convenience.
No smoking, fires, or fireworks. This includes cigarettes, e-cigs, cigars, cooking fires, grills and other flammable or incendiary devices. Use of our fire pit is not allowed except during special events approved by management.
Private parties, events, weddings, and organized social functions are not allowed without prior approval and may require a site rental contract. To request approval please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. We will review your request to decide if any fee, deposits, special event insurance, or other charges are required.
Professional photography sessions are not allowed without a permit. Visit email@example.com to obtain a permit. No props can be used for personal or professional photography. No area of the Arboretum can be blocked to other visitors for photographic purposes.
Consumption of alcoholic beverages is not permitted except during special events approved by management.
Thank you for you cooperation and enjoy your visit.