Parks & Activities

​Find fun things to do both indoors and outdoors. Public parks are a source of fun, beauty, and economic benefits. They create opportunities for you to relax, appreciate nature, improve your health, and interact with your community. Salem’s reservable facilities provide the perfect option for a company picnic, group outing, family reunion, or other special event. Many recreational activities such as softball leagues, kickball leagues, and sports tournaments take place in Salem’s park system.

What’s happening
  • APR26Wed
    Literary Discussion Group
    1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Plaza Room, Salem Public Library, 585 Liberty ST SE, Salem OR 97301
  • APR29Sat
    A Walk In The Park
    9:00 AM - 1:00 PM Riverfront Park, 500 Water ST NE, Salem OR 97301
  • MAY3Wed
    Literary Discussion Group
    1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Plaza Room, Salem Public Library, 585 Liberty ST SE, Salem OR 97301
  • MAY3Wed
    Salem First Wednesday
    5:00 PM - 9:00 PM 
  • MAY6Sat
    AWESOME 3000
    8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Bush's Pasture Park
  • MAY6Sat
    Bird Watching Walking Tour
    8:00 AM - 10:00 AM Minto Brown Island Park, 2200 Minto Island Road S, Salem OR 97302
  • MAY10Wed
    Literary Discussion Group
    1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Plaza Room, Salem Public Library, 585 Liberty ST SE, Salem OR 97301
  • MAY13Sat
    SUPERHERO DASH!
    8:45 AM - 1:00 PM Riverfront Park, 500 Water ST NE, Salem OR 97301
  • MAY13Sat
    Armed Forces Day 5k Run/Walk Challenge
    9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Geer Community Park, 3071 State ST Salem OR 97301
  • MAY13Sat
    March For Babies
    9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Salem Health, Rehabilitation Center, 755 Mission Street SE, Salem OR 97301
  • MAY17Wed
    Literary Discussion Group
    1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Plaza Room, Salem Public Library, 585 Liberty ST SE, Salem OR 97301
  • MAY20Sat
    COUNTRY Kids Relays
    8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Bush's Pasture Park
  • MAY20Sat
    Run to Remember
    8:00 AM - 1:00 PM Riverfront Park, 500 Water ST NE, Salem OR 97301
  • MAY24Wed
    Literary Discussion Group
    1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Plaza Room, Salem Public Library, 585 Liberty ST SE, Salem OR 97301
  • MAY29Mon
    Memorial Day Observance
    12:00 AM - 11:59 PM 
  • MAY31Wed
    Literary Discussion Group
    1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Plaza Room, Salem Public Library, 585 Liberty ST SE, Salem OR 97301
  • JUN3Sat
    Great Strides Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
    10:00 AM - 1:00 PM Riverfront Park, 500 Water ST NE, Salem OR 97301
  • JUN3Sat
    Saxen Scholarship 5k
    10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Bush's Pasture Park
  • JUN4Sun
    WillaMutt Strut 2017
    10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Riverfront Park, 500 Water ST NE, Salem OR 97301
  • JUN7Wed
    Literary Discussion Group
    1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Plaza Room, Salem Public Library, 585 Liberty ST SE, Salem OR 97301
  • JUN7Wed
    Salem First Wednesday
    5:00 PM - 9:00 PM 
  • JUN10Sat
    Walk for Hope & Fun Run
    9:30 AM - 12:00 PM Pavillion, Riverfront Park, 500 Water ST, Salem OR 97301
  • JUN10Sat
    Northwest Run/Walk for Epilepsy 2017
    10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Minto Brown Island Park, 2200 Minto Island Road S, Salem OR 97302
  • JUN14Wed
    Literary Discussion Group
    1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Plaza Room, Salem Public Library, 585 Liberty ST SE, Salem OR 97301
  • JUN17Sat
    EcoFest 2017
    10:00 AM - 5:00 PM Riverfront Park, 500 Water ST NE, Salem OR 97301
  • JUN23Fri
    Salem Summer Solstice 5k/10k
    7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Minto Brown Island Park, 2200 Minto Island Road S, Salem OR 97302
  • JUN23Fri
    Summer Solstice 5/10k Run and Walk
    7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Minto Brown Island Park, 2200 Minto Island Road S, Salem OR 97302
  • JUN24Sat
    World Beat
    6/24/2017 10:00 AM - 6/25/2017 11:00 PM Riverfront Park, 500 Water ST NE, Salem OR 97301
  • JUN25Sun
    World Beat
    6/24/2017 10:00 AM - 6/25/2017 11:00 PM Riverfront Park, 500 Water ST NE, Salem OR 97301
  • JUN29Thu
    14th Annual Public Works Day
    10:30 AM - 2:00 PM Riverfront Park, 500 Water ST NE, Salem OR 97301
  • JUL4Tue
    Independence Day
    12:00 AM - 11:59 PM 
  • JUL20Thu
    Bite & Brew Salem
    7/20/2017 4:00 PM - 7/23/2017 11:00 PM Riverfront Park, 500 Water ST NE, Salem OR 97301
  • JUL21Fri
    Bite & Brew Salem
    7/20/2017 4:00 PM - 7/23/2017 11:00 PM Riverfront Park, 500 Water ST NE, Salem OR 97301
  • JUL21Fri
    68th Annual Salem Art Fair & Festival
    7/21/2017 10:00 AM - 7/23/2017 5:00 PM Bush's Pasture Park
  • JUL22Sat
    68th Annual Salem Art Fair & Festival
    7/21/2017 10:00 AM - 7/23/2017 5:00 PM Bush's Pasture Park
  • JUL22Sat
    Bite & Brew Salem
    7/20/2017 4:00 PM - 7/23/2017 11:00 PM Riverfront Park, 500 Water ST NE, Salem OR 97301
  • JUL23Sun
    68th Annual Salem Art Fair & Festival
    7/21/2017 10:00 AM - 7/23/2017 5:00 PM Bush's Pasture Park
  • JUL23Sun
    Bite & Brew Salem
    7/20/2017 4:00 PM - 7/23/2017 11:00 PM Riverfront Park, 500 Water ST NE, Salem OR 97301

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Recreation Services
Monday–Friday
8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
555 Liberty ST SE RM 325
Salem OR 97301
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