The 16-acre Pleasant Hills Arboretum, donated to the community by A.W. Robertson and his wife, Alice, sixty years ago, contributes much to the quality of life of all who live here. This beautiful natural area, situated between Oakcrest Lane and West Bruceton Road, is open to the public as a place for exercise, enjoyment, education, and relaxation from sunrise to sunset, all year round. With its 200-year-old oak trees, the Arboretum has a long history of protection from the axe and plow, and the non-profit Pleasant Hills Arboretum Corporation exists to ensure its protection for generations to come.
Donations (and volunteer help) from residents of our community enable us to annually care for the Arboretum and its trees, and to keep the property safe and accessible for all. If you've given in the past, we thank you and ask you for your continued support of this gem set amidst our Pleasant Hills. If you haven't made a contribution before, won't you please consider making one now? And, remember, many companies will match their employees' gifts to a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization like the Arboretum—be sure to check with yours!
In the coming year there will be many good reasons to visit the Arboretum. For example, we offer free early morning bird walks on selected weekend days in spring and fall. And there will be more special seasonal events, such as the Pleasant Hills Library's very popular and successful autumn owl prowl.
In this day and age, sixteen acres of undeveloped public land comprising open meadows and mature woodlands is a luxury that is not afforded every community. Please join your neighbors in showing your appreciation of this extraordinary gift from Mr. and Mrs. Robertson to our community by making a donation in any amount to help us preserve, protect, and enhance it.