Plans are underway for a late spring 2017 groundbreaking on Phase 1 of construction: another “Peek at the Park” event, complete with a fun run, and dirt turning celebration. In the future, full scale signature events will give arboretum enthusiasts opportunities to revel in the garden delights of East Texas. Until that time, the arboretum is not available for event rentals as it is under construction.

Fall 2015: Walk the Park

Longview's Arboretum and Nature Center Committee hosted "Walk the Park" on Sunday, November 15 to give community members a glimpse into plans for the 26-acre natural habitat park.

Spring 2016: Peek at the Park

The A​rboretum team hosted "Peek at the Park" on Saturday, April 2 to give the community a springtime update on the design and progress of the Longview Arboretum.

Fall 2017 Ground Breaking

Dignitaries, donors, and community folks gather to help turn dirt for the ground breaking of Phase I of the Longview Arboretum. Date to be determined.

Crews start Longview Arboretum work

City and county utility crews met under a Longview Arboretum canopy early Wednesday in the latest step to build the 26-acre botanical garden.

Big step for city's arboretum

Longview took a significant step Thursday in a "perfect public-private partnership" to make its arboretum dreams a 26-acre reality.


Join us Saturday, May 5, 2018, at the Longview Arboretum Visitor's Center, 706 W. Cotton Street, for the first ever FlowerPower5K--a family friendly fun run/walk through the Maude Cobb Activity Center and Jaycee's Boulevard. Food trucks, live music and medals for all finishers. Check back to this site for race pre-registration, or come 8am on Saturday, May 5th for registration--kid friendly, stroller-friendly, dog-friendly course. Hope to offer live demonstrations for stunning summer planters as well. 

The Vision - May 2018

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