Visit the Arboretum: Hours and Directions
8909 W. 179th St. (view map)
(just west of Antioch)
Open seven days a week
8 a.m.-7:30 p.m., April 10-Sept. 30
8 a.m.-5 p.m., Oct. 1-April 9
Closed Christmas Day
(May close for inclement weather)
CONCESSIONS The Garden Cafe, which opened Spring, 2010 at the Visitor's Center, offers fruit, candy, chips, and cookies, lemon bars, chocolate raspberry bars, babycakes and fruit scones (Provided by 3 Women and an Oven). Coffee, bottled water and soda are also available.
The Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens is a lovely place for a wedding or a family picnic. Weddings can be held at the Lakeside Amphitheater. Small weddings can be held in several gardens. Our Pavilion picnic shelter can accommodate up to 50 people. Rental Fees.
Friends of the Arboretum (FOTA) Volunteers assist with Weddings at the OPABG. The volunteers are Wedding Administrators. Wedding permits are obtained from Leisure Services of the City of Overland Park, please contact Leisure Services at 913-895-6390 or online at: www.opkansas.org
When the permit is received from the city a call is made to the permit holder to explain the Wedding Administrator Program, which is to coordinate and oversee the wedding activities as they may affect the facility and insurance compliance with all applicable rules and regulations. For this service there is a fee payable to the Friends of the Arboretum.