The arboretum surrounds Curtis Hall, once the ballroom of the Curtis family mansion, which now is operated by the Cheltenham Township Parks and Recreation Department. The arboretum features hills, two ponds, a dog park, a small World War II memorial and over fifty types of trees.
^"Chelteham Township:Township Parks System". Township web site. Cheltenham Township, Pennsylvania. Retrieved 2010-09-06. "Former estate of Cyrus H. K. Curtis, publishing magnate, the arboretum and music room of his mansion was acquired by the Township in 1937 as a gift from Mr. Curtis' daughter to last during her lifetime. Upon her death, it was reverted back to the Curtis heirs. The property was purchased by the Township in 1974. The Hall is the former music room and ballroom of the Curtis mansion. A stone memorial and tree grove was established by the Township in 1948 in tribute to all residents who gave their lives in service in World War II."