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 ParkMobile, 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 about the ParkMobile system here
  • You can purchase hourly or daily parking with ParkMobile. To access and use hourly parking rates (available to non-UC Davis affiliates in C and L parking lots), be sure to use ParkMobile parking zone: 35200.
  • 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.
Image of infographic about visitors using parking zone code 35200 to take advantage of hourly rates.

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. Learn more

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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