Boone County Arboretum at Central Park is the nation's first arboretum within an active recreation park setting. It is located just outside Union, Ky. A short, 25-minute drive southwest from downtown Cincinnati, Ohio, will put you in Northern Kentucky's only arboretum. There is no charge for admission or parking. The arboretum is open daily from dawn to dusk for your year-round enjoyment of our more than 2,700 trees and shrubs. Our collections will captivate everyone from the avid plantsman to the average homeowner. You will see specialized arrangements of plant families to obscure selections rarely observed by the public eye. To insure our plants thrive in even the worst of droughts, we have a 41,000-linear-foot computerized irrigation system. The arboretum encompasses 121 acres, and has over two miles of paved walking trails, winding through our various plant collections, woodland settings, and athletic fields. Three informational kiosks are located at the main trail entrances. Here you will find horticultural information, extension class offerings, and an arboretum map, all free to the public. Special attractions at the arboretum include the children's garden, a wildlife viewing area in our native Kentucky prairie, and a woodland walking trail.

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