Shangri La Botanical Gardens & Nature Center

Directions and Parking

From I-10 (East or West)

Exit 877/Hwy 87/16th Street. Follow the feeder road and turn right onto 16th Street. Travel 2 miles to West Park Avenue. Turn right and travel approximately ¼ mile. The Shangri La main gate/vehicular entrance will be on the left for pedestrian drop-off and/or restricted access parking for vehicles with a proper handicap designation. Turn left into the Shangri La vehicular gate and follow the curved drive to the entrance drop-off and/or restricted access parking lot.
There is a restricted parking area located just inside the main gate of Shangri La at 2111 West Park Avenue for vehicles with proper handicap designation.
This parking area also has one-hour parking for members designated “For Members Only, One Hour Parking, For Cafe Dining and Garden Store Shopping”.  This will permit members to park in the Restricted Parking area for one hour during Shangri La’s posted hours of operation.  It is subject to availability, however, and cannot be guaranteed.
The main Shangri La Visitors Parking area is located across West Park Avenue from the main vehicular and pedestrian gate entrances to Shangri La.  It is adjacent to a municipal recreation area that contains playground equipment and provides a picnic area.
Visitors should follow the signs along West Park Ave. and, after parking, follow the boardwalk along West Park Avenue to the crosswalk at the intersection of West Park Avenue and 20th Street for passage to the pedestrian entryway into Shangri La.
The pedestrian entrance is located directly in front of 20th street to the left down from the vehicular entrance gate into Shangri La.