Directions, Maps & Parking Information

Maps, Directions & Parking Information

The UC Davis Arboretum and Public Garden oversees all public landscapes on campus, including the 100-acre historic Arboretum.

To assist you in making your way around campus and identifying places to park, we recommend using our online campus map to get directions and find nearby parking information.

Parking Information and Tips

  • Campus parking is free to all on weekends and holidays. 
  • For weekdays and special event parking, UC Davis is now using AggiePark, an app-based parking system that enables you to pay for parking from your smartphone or on your computer. Learn more about campus parking and sign up for the AggiePark system here
  • You can purchase daily parking with AggiePark for $15.
  • Here for a short visit? Use COSMO permit dispensers  located in the Gateway Parking Structure, Pavilion Parking Structure, and Quad Parking Structure,  and visitor parking lots 1, 5, 25, 47 and 56 (and lot 30 in the summer) to purchase parking by the hour. There are also limited time parking zones that offer 35 and 75 minute parking that can be located on the AggiePark map. Learn more about hourly parking rates.
  • Since parking is very impacted on weekdays during the school year, we encourage you to walk, bike, bus or carpool when possible. 
  • One alternative to parking on campus on weekdays is to park in a downtown Davis public lot and walk or bike to the main eastern entrance to the Arboretum at the Arboretum GATEway Garden.

Campus parking is managed by UC Davis Transportation Services which serves the entire University community by building and maintaining campus roads, paths, and parking facilities. Parking fees support the cost of maintaining these critical resources for everyone, including those throughout the Arboretum and Public Garden.


If you are interested in visiting the UC Davis Arboretum, we have created a map complete with three different loop trails and parking options that we hope will introduce new and frequent visitors alike to something undiscovered. Download the map.

UC Davis Campus Map

Image of a detail of the UC Davis campus map.Use the UC Davis campus map to find event venues, buildings, gardens, parking locations and more!

Link to UC Davis Campus Map

Putah Creek Riparian Reserve

If you are interested in visiting the UC Davis Arboretum and Public Garden's Putah Creek Riparian Reserve, there are multiple trailheads and options for parking. Learn more

Mobile map

While in the Arboretum, you can use Google maps or the map feature on the UC Davis mobile app to identify the locations of individual gardens. Simply type the full name of a garden (i.e. Mary Wattis Brown Garden of California Native Plants) when searching. 

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