Columbia Children’s Arboretum

I feel a little ambivalent about the Children's Arboretum; with a little investment it could be great, as I suspect was always the intent. As is, it doesn't do much to address the needs of its eponymous audience.

1
hour of fun

Open

5am to midnight every day. That said, arboretums are more interesting when there are leaves on the trees.

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A photograph taken at Columbia Children's Arboretum
A photograph taken at Columbia Children's Arboretum
A photograph taken at Columbia Children's Arboretum
A photograph taken at Columbia Children's Arboretum
A photograph taken at Columbia Children's Arboretum
A photograph taken at Columbia Children's Arboretum
A photograph taken at Columbia Children's Arboretum
A photograph taken at Columbia Children's Arboretum

Pros

  • Very quiet for a park in the city.
  • Raffishly unkempt.
  • Remaining tree signage provides an educational opportunity.

Cons

  • Not much to it.
  • Both under-maintained and out of the way i.e. slightly creepy, on a par with Kelley Point Park. Aka raffishly unkempt.
  • Doesn’t live up to its name.

in the area

Not a whole lot, except Portland Meadows and Fazio Farms in October.

if you like this…

Hoyt Arboretum is much more extensive. For woodland hikes, consider Tryon Creek and .

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Posted: October 30, 2013.

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A photograph taken at Columbia Children's Arboretum
A photograph taken at Columbia Children's Arboretum

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