FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
When is the Sculpture Forest open?
Every day of the year from 8:00am until 7:00pm or sunset (whichever occurs earlier).
Are dogs, pets, horses, bikes, or ATVs allowed?
No. The park’s trails are human pedestrian only. This is to create a relaxing and contemplative experience for all visitors who can focus on nature and art without distractions, plus help protect the art (some of which is fragile).
Is there an admission fee?
Admission is free. If you can make a contribution of any amount toward continuing this experiment in creating and maintaining a privately funded public sculpture park, please do so at the Donate link below. Your donations are tax deductible to our nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization that manages the park. Your donation goes 100% to park maintenance, infrastructure, and growth. We are entirely volunteer run with no paid staff. Donations help ensure the park’s ability to stay open for the long term. We do not yet receive any government support or grants. Everyone is always very welcome, whether or not you can contribute a donation.
How accessible are the trails?
The trails total 0.6 miles / 1 kilometer long and are divided into two loops. The first loop (Nature Nurtured) is 4 feet wide and very level (for a forest setting, with gradual variances throughout). The second loop (Whimsy Way) is 3 feet wide, goes down a gradual slope, and then comes back up, with about 100 feet of elevation difference. The second loop hiking trail is steeper than ADA guidelines. All trails are made of hard-packed dirt. A wheelchair could go through the first loop, though the surface is not perfectly smooth and this would not be recommended if it had recently rained (due to potential for puddles and mud). There is a 4 inch tall steep sloped edge transition from the asphalt parking lot. Battery powered accessibility scooters or wheelchairs are permitted for those who have a medical need for it. Bikes and other motorized vehicles are not permitted on the trails. Both loop trails have directional signage so that visitors should all be flowing in the same direction without overlap, though someone could potentially come from the “incorrect” direction if they ignore the signs and this could create tight two way traffic. There is also a designated ADA parking spot.
Is there parking?
Yes, there is a paved parking lot at the main entrance. A designated ADA parking spot is included. If you have schedule flexibility, it is easier to find parking on weekdays than on weekends. Busiest times tend to be around 11:00am-4:00pm Saturday and Sunday.
Is there a restroom or garbage cans?
There is a basic portable restroom available at the entrance parking lot. Please take all trash out with you.
Are self‐guided tours available?
Yes, self guided tours are available! If you bring an Internet/data-enabled mobile phone, you will be able to enjoy our self‐guided walking tour throughout the entire park. Instructions are available at the entrance kiosk.