Nature, Beauty and Soul

The vision of the Longview Arboretum & Nature Center is to provide an ecologically sustainable city park that reflects the character of Longview and fosters interaction between the landscape and its visitors.

What is going at the gardens?

Currently, the arboretum is in its organic state, with initial dirt work accomplished to allow for rain collection and the lake's future cultivation. Additional grass and seed work is planned for January of 2018. 

What is the timeline for construction?

With huge thanks to the Gregg County Commissioner's Court, dirt work began in August of 2017, and a formal ground breaking for the Longview Arboretum was celebrated in September of 2017. 

Will it be open for events/rentals after Phase I?

After the completion of Phase 1 the public will be allowed to walk, enjoy, and relax in the completed areas. The City of Longview will publish guidelines for use, rentals, and park hours.

How do I volunteer?

Volunteer opportunities abound with the completion of Phase 1. Please contact this site, or visit Gregg County Master Gardeners, of the City of Longview Parks and Recreation department to list your contact information for future opportunities.