Parking Lot Renovation & Expansion
Projected Completion: Summer 2020
In the year ahead, The North Carolina Arboretum is making several upgrades to its facilities, including its main parking lot and auxiliary bus parking lot located across Frederick Law Olmsted Way. Beginning in March, the Arboretum’s two parking lots will undergo a major renovation to add additional parking capacity, improve traffic flow and create a more sustainable stormwater runoff system. The project is expected to be complete by early summer and is made possible in part through a grant from the Buncombe County Tourism Development Authority.
The main parking lot will remain open throughout the entire renovation project; however, certain areas will be blocked off and surfaces may be unpaved at times. Please drive with caution and pay attention to signage related to closures and detours. Throughout construction, the Arboretum will maintain wheelchair access in the main parking lot, and reserved handicap spaces will be available close to both buildings. Visitors are encouraged to check in at the Information Desks for an updated accessibility map upon arrival.